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A Cornucopia of Computer Conundrums

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#1 auntgeek


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:40 AM

Howdy, thanks for being here, I've followed many of your how-to's for successfully curing many machines!
Now I'm posting because I'm really stumped with this neighbor's computer.

Get this,
The machine is totally slow; I did all of the list below with accompanying slow re-starts, some noticeable improvement but still stupidly slow; logo to login, right-click menus, populating lists, opening progs.

blew out dust
no 'blown' capacitors i could see
BIOS updated fine
Defragged fine
Add/Remove progs - un-install multiple anti-spywares, un-install some desktop weather channel b.s.
msconfig - trim down the startups
check task manager processes, none suspicious, stopped some Norton remnant b.s. and Symantec 'doscan' crap
IE7 internet options - delete temp, history, etc. files
Remove old Javas, install latest
Run HijackThis, remove/fix coolwwwsearch and myway

still slow as heck. But get this:
BSOD (p.m.d.)when Spybot S&D runs, 3 times. no teatimer, no internet. hangs at virtumonde.dll *ack, barf
BSOD (p.m.d.)when Combofix.exe runs, 3 times, AND BSOD when ran as Combofix1.exe.
BSOD (p.m.d.)when Vundo runs, 2 times.

...what would you do next?

Edited by Pandy, 05 March 2010 - 02:34 PM.
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#2 boopme


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

I think you should run an MBAM scan and see if it sees more.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
Download Link 2
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.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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