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#1 GCNgamer128

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:30 AM

Over the past few days it appears as if my computer has become infected and has attached itself to the svchost.exe. Reading the Norton Log sheet:

Network traffic from 112.121.181.26 matches the signature of a known attack. The attack was released from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE.


I receive one of these alerts every 15-30 minutes, and even though Norton claims they have been blocked I have noticed a lot of changes in my computer's performance.

***How I Got This Problem***
I downloaded the new version of Ad-Aware after deciding to clean up a bit of my computer's hard drive, and like an idiot I decided it would be a good idea to google for the serial number. After finding some Russian site (I still don't know what I was thinking) I downloaded a .rar file which apparently contained the serial number. After I downloaded the .rar I scanned it using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Norton Antivirus and it came up clean, so I decided to open it up and from there Norton alerted me of the invasion.

***What I did in the Attempt To Fix the Problem***
*My first step was that I ran Norton Antivirus, which came up with nothing, then I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware software which located several trojans and a worm which were deleted.
*After those files were deleted I attempted to run Ad-Aware which found some spyware which was deleted followed by RegistryFix v8 which seemed to bring my performance up quite a bit.
*However, svchost.exe was still eating up my CPU, so I did some googling to fix this problem and I came up with this: http://www.technibble.com/how-to-fix-svcho...pu-memory-leak/. Following the steps correctly I ran the fix.bat and the svchost.exe no longer eats up CPU.
*Earlier today my CPU was being eaten up apparently by the System Idle Process, which I attempted to fix by assuming it was more spyware and other malwares, so I ran my computer in Safe Mode and scanned my computer using Norton Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and Ad-Aware. This scan found 1 trojan and 1 "rogue executable file" which were deleted.

After rebooting Norton once again alerted me of the issue (as seen above), so I believe I'm dancing around the problem and not really solving anything.

***Another Minor Issue***
When using Firefox and/or Opera, I will get random popups in tabs which take me to really random websites, such as childadoption.org or interesting sites like this. I assumed it was spyware/malware, but after the continuous scans and clearing of infected files with the scanners this problem continues.


Any and all help will be appreciated, thank you.
Andy

Edited by elise025, 18 March 2010 - 06:13 AM.
Moved from XP forum to a more appropriate place ~ Elise


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:22 AM

SAS, may take a long time to scan
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
  • First
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.


Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
  • (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

Please post your logs from MBAM, Sas, and Dr Web when complete.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:39 AM

This is a Quick Scan, not the Complete Scan, I had tried this before your post so my apologies for not checking here first. However, I did follow your instructions by doing a complete scan anyway (both done in safe mode), and the Complete scan came up empty.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/18/2010 at 05:44 AM

Application Version : 4.34.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4694
Trace Rules Database Version: 2506

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:14:32

Memory items scanned : 629
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 481
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 9034
File threats detected : 107

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.homeinsight[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.icityfind[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@wwww.findstuff[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@sanantonio.apartmentfinder[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.justclicklocal[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@toseeka[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.cnn[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@webpower[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@a1.interclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.apartmentfinder[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@partners.trafficz[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@adinterax[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@invitemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@shopica[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.mail[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@clickthrough.kanoodle[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.findstuff[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.vidsense[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@888512438.finditquickads[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.googleadservices[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@redirect.clickshield[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@feed.validclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@specificmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@atlas.entrepreneur[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@apartmentfinder[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@theclickcheck[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@interclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@chitika[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@clicksor[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@mrtalkads.mediaringtalk[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@eas.apm.emediate[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@richmedia.yahoo[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@tracking.realtor[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@admarketplace[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@media6degrees[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@dealtime[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@adserv.brandaffinity[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@bridge2.admarketplace[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@freepornsecret[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.googleadservices[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.topdaofinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.findnumerous[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@columbiamo.apartmentfinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.redorbit[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@mediaringtalk[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@icityfind[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.financialcontent[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@buffalo.apartmentfinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@clickforensics[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@statsadv.dada[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@server.cpmstar[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.clickmanage[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@dr.findlinks[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@couponmountain[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ad.wsod[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@media.adfrontiers[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@snip.www.findstuff[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@shreveport.apartmentfinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@snip.www.justclicklocal[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ad.spreety[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@greenvillesc.apartmentfinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@cp.findsumpin[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@banners.battleon[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@homeinsight[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.widgetbucks[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@optimize.indieclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@beacon.dmsinsights[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@xml.trafficengine[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@eyewonder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@mrtalkads.mediaringtalk[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ads.undertone[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@e-2dj6wjliwndpwbp.stats.esomniture[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.googleadservices[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@pensacola.apartmentfinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@redorbit[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@dc.tremormedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@banners.dragonfable[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.googleadservices[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.discountschoolsupply[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@cdnh.tremormedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.googleadservices[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@soundtrack[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@snip.wwww.findstuff[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@discountschoolsupply[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@ettrack[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@freshfriedmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@bizrate[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@topeka.apartmentfinder[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.halstats[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@lucidmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@www.googleadservices[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@findology[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Cookies\andy@midwayusa.advertserve[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\system@at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\system@content.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\system@imrworldwide[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ads.addynamix[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@cdn4.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@advertise[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@specificmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@casalemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@clickpayz1.91462.blueseek[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@doubleclick[1].txt


I will now attempt the Dr.Web CureIt and report back when the scan is completed.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:16 PM

Just woke up and here's the DrWeb report.

Process in memory: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe:632;;BackDoor.Tdss.565;Eradicated.;
iaStor.sys;C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers;BackDoor.Tdss.2213;Will be cured after restart.;
iastor.sys;c:\windows\system32\drivers;BackDoor.Tdss.2213;Cured.;
{329B44A8-9BC1-44DA-A660-0EAE842BB678}.qbd\data001;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NAV_17.0.0.136\QBackup\{8BDB;Trojan.Packed.706;;
{329B44A8-9BC1-44DA-A660-0EAE842BB678}.qbd;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NAV_17.0.0.136\QBackup\{8BDB;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
{184B8253-B399-4C74-B14A-59432C09AEFB}.qbd\data001;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NAV_17.0.0.136\QBackup\{9220;Trojan.Packed.706;;
{184B8253-B399-4C74-B14A-59432C09AEFB}.qbd;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NAV_17.0.0.136\QBackup\{9220;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
{A7137D7C-7D21-4815-BBE5-44B40A461F18}.qbd\data001;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NAV_17.0.0.136\QBackup\{C2C0;Trojan.Packed.706;;
{A7137D7C-7D21-4815-BBE5-44B40A461F18}.qbd;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NAV_17.0.0.136\QBackup\{C2C0;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
iaStor.sys;C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers;BackDoor.Tdss.2213;Cured.;

7 viruses found, appears that all have been dealt with. Norton isn't screaming at me as of yet, hopefully this has resolved my problems!

Thank you so much techextreme!! Your walkthrough was very easy to read and straightforward, I'm glad to see that there are people on this forum who care that much about helping others fix their computer issues!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:28 PM

Just to be on the safe side, I'm going to have you do a few more things.

Please download TFC (Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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* Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
* Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
* Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
* TFC will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, Java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.
* Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Note: It is normal for the computer to be slow to boot after running TFC cleaner the first time.


Please perform a scan with Eset Onlinescan (NOD32).
(Requires Internet Explorer to work. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
Vista Users be sure to run Internet Explorer as Administrator. To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.
  • You will see the Terms of Use. Tick the check-box in front of YES, I accept the Terms of Use
  • Now click Start.
  • You may receive an alert on the address bar that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.
  • A new window will appear asking "Do you want to install this software?" (OnlineScanner.cab)".
  • Answer Yes to install and download the ActiveX controls that allows the scan to run.
  • Click Start.(the Onlinescanner will now prepare itself for running on your pc)
  • To do a full-scan, check: "Remove found threats" and "Scan potentially unwanted applications"
  • Press Scan to start the online scan. (this could take some time to complete)
  • When the scan has finished, it will show a screen with two tabs "overview" and "details" and the option to get information or buy software. Just close the window.
  • Now click Start > Run... > type: C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • The scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the log results in your next reply.
Note: Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn\ them back on after you are finished

Thank you for your kind words about the walkthroughs but unfortunately I cannot take credit for them. Many people here at Bleeping Computer have created these over time and many people have contributed to them.

I'm sure the original creators of the ones I used will be very happy to hear your kind words of Thanks.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

I have run the Temp File Cleaner, but I am having a problem running the Eset Onlinescan (NOD32). When I attempted to use it in Internet Explorer, the Initialization came up with: Can Not Get Updated. Is Proxy Configured?

I assumed this was just IE being IE, so I ran it on FireFox and downloaded the standalone version in executable file form and came up with the same problem. I currently have access to the internet, but I can not figure out what the issue may stem from.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:55 AM

OK. I would like you to go here and read and follow the instructions on how to update/replace your "HOSTS" file.

Once you have this completed, please once again try running the Eset online scan.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:46 AM

You mentioned that System Idle is showing a high number. This is not a process, but simply a notification of the % time that the CPU is idle, eg if CPU Usage is 30% then System Idle will be 70%. Nothing to worry about.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:12 AM

I have successfully run EsetOnlineScanner, however I had an issue getting the .txt report file, I made sure to type it in correctly and even attempted "Program Files" with and without the space, no luck. Three items were deleted with the scanner though, all 3 had a connection to AdAware.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:49 AM

Ok. Can you tell me how your computer is running now?
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:16 AM

Ok. Can you tell me how your computer is running now?

My computer is running pretty good, it is running much faster and cleaner than it was before, and all of these scans and cleans did much more to help my computer than get rid of the virus I was after.

I do have two minor issues though. One of them is sometimes FireFox will freeze on me, and when I open it up in the Task Manager it appears that the windows have doubled, so I have to End Process to get it off screen so I can restart it. Multiple windows only show up in the Task Manager, I don't see multiple FireFox windows at the bottom of my toolbar. This only happens about once a day, it is just a minor nuisance but it doesn't appear to happen on Opera (however I don't use opera enough to really know if this is true or not).

One issue I have been having is getting videos to play on mlb.com, they are streamed in a .flv format. They worked prior to my scans and such, I reinstalled Macromedia Flash to see if that could fix the problem, but that didn't solve it. Streamed videos work elsewhere such as YouTube.com, the videos worked on mlb.com at school so I assume this must be a problem with my computer (possibly done by the Temp File Cleaner). I also tried watching videos with other browsers such as Internet Explorer and opera without any luck, I was considering posting a thread on this in the Audio and Video section of the forum, but if you have any ideas that could help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Andy

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:27 AM

The firefox and flash issues that you're having may all be caused by flash itself. So, let's remove flash altogether and reinstall.

Adobe has created a Flash Removal Tool available here. Run the flash player uninstall utility and then reboot your computer.

Once complete, go here to get the newest version of Adobe Flash Player and once again reboot your computer.

After reboot, try a flash video and let me know how it works.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:07 AM

The firefox and flash issues that you're having may all be caused by flash itself. So, let's remove flash altogether and reinstall.

Adobe has created a Flash Removal Tool available here. Run the flash player uninstall utility and then reboot your computer.

Once complete, go here to get the newest version of Adobe Flash Player and once again reboot your computer.

After reboot, try a flash video and let me know how it works.

No changes, tried it twice :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:04 AM

I'd like you to try one more thing before I ask you to post in Audio/Video about the flash problems.

Click on Start, Run. In the run box type "ipconfig /flushdns" ( without the quotes )

Reboot your computer and once again try MLB.com. See if you can get your flash video on there to work.

My thoughts are that it's nor anything to do with flash at this point as you stated youtube.com works just fine. I'm thinking it has to do with dns on your computer. That's why I'm having you run the command and reboot.

Let me know how it works.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

I'd like you to try one more thing before I ask you to post in Audio/Video about the flash problems.

Click on Start, Run. In the run box type "ipconfig /flushdns" ( without the quotes )

Reboot your computer and once again try MLB.com. See if you can get your flash video on there to work.

My thoughts are that it's nor anything to do with flash at this point as you stated youtube.com works just fine. I'm thinking it has to do with dns on your computer. That's why I'm having you run the command and reboot.

Let me know how it works.

Still no luck, and my FireFox freezing issue has been becoming more of a problem lately. I can start a thread in the A/V section and one in Web Browsing, but before I do that would you recommend reinstalling FireFox, or downgrading back to 3.5?

Thanks,
Andy


EDIT:
I just checked my FireFox addons, and noticed 3 different versions of Java Console running, 6.0.8, 6.0.10, 6.0.18. I uninstalled the two older ones and left the version 6.0.18. Firefox booted up much quicker, but I will have to see if this fixed the freezing issue. It didn't help my a/v problem, but I can live without seeing videos at home which I can watch at the university anyway.

Edited by GCNgamer128, 26 March 2010 - 09:11 PM.





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