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#1 FisherMike

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

My System
XP SP3
Demention 3000
512 MB Physical Memory
196MB Available
Norton antivirus that is expired and I don't want to renew untill I'm happy with my computer again.

The problem started with AntiVirus 2010 starting up.
After reading about the uninstall on the site I ran Rkill and Malwarebytes which seemed to have taken care of most of the problem.
I knew my system was getting a little slow at start up but now it takes about 15 minutes before I can us this thing.

I'm not really sure of my next step. Any ideas?

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:33 PM

Have you deleted all your temp files and temporary Internet files? What is is your start-up folder, remove everything you can from it. Start Msconfig, go to the startup tap in msconfig and disable as much as you can there and then reboot. Run a defrag program last.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:39 PM

Since you don't have any AV program active and we can't be sure, the infection was fully removed, I suggest you post here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:47 PM

Mass of info for slow computers:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/

When you are sorted, you could consider using a free Anti-Virus scanner.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

Yes I did empty temp files, cookies and the new Malwarebites is still loaded along with the norton.
All the Windows and Microsoft security updates are installed.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:15 PM

I second Broni's suggestion.

It seems that every day we have someone post here who believes that they have cleaned their system and it just ain't so.

For informational purposes, worth reading, IMO: Remove Antivirus Live (Uninstall Guide) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-antivirus-live

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:05 PM

Ok and thank you.
All of the above has been done.

Systen is better but still very slow, especially at start up.

This morning when I got on the machine I had these messages.

Application cannot be exicuted.
The file coh32.exe is infected

Trogan:Win32/FakeSpyPro

Windows Virtual Memory too low.

Also I'm having trouble gettting Rkill to activate while I'm in the safe start mode yet the LAN network Proxy server is unchecked.

How am I doing so far? I need a play by play narrator for me to be on top.
Thanks again.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:12 PM

You should really post in HJT forum to make sure, your computer is clean.

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#9 FisherMike

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:43 PM

I was hoping no one would say that.
After looking at the process to get that done, I'll be wore out.

If that's what you think I'll need to do, what's the best way to start?
I've read so much, I already confused.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:46 PM

I have no authority to advice you on infection issues.
Only HJT people do.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:52 PM

One of the lines near the end...in the removal link I posted...starts something like this: "If you are still having problems..." and it tells you exactly what the next step should be.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:01 AM

Thanks all.
I'm going to try and get a new anti virus, firewall then un-install my Norton products before I go any farther.
I believe that should be my first steps.

Now, does anyone have a favorite anti virus and firewall?
I'm not apposed to purchasing protection but I don't want to shell out moneys if the computer is going to be hacked while I'm trying to straighten it out.

Edited by FisherMike, 25 January 2010 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:53 AM

- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira..._antivirus.html
- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
NOTE. During installation, Comodo will also allow you to install AV only, or firewall only, if you prefer to combine one Comodo product with some other product.

If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use Comodo firewall..
If you decide to install Comodo Internet Security, or just Comodo firewall, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.

IMPORTANT! Make sure, you use only ONE antivirus, and ONE firewall.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:13 PM

Well, I did all the Rkill and Malwarebytes I could stand.
I un-installed all my Norton and installed AVG 9.0 did all my scans and the product found a few things. I got rid of those and I think my computer is slower now then before.

Windows firewall has been turned off.
This peace of garbage is driving me nuts.

Does anyone know of a program that automatically shuts down everything in the start folder except for the very crucial programs?
I have so many I don't know what they are.
I copied and pasted a few into Goggle until I reacquired Antivirus2010.

Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

Your best option is to start a new topic at "Am I infected"? and see, if your computer is really clean.
That's the start.

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