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#1 emb

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 02:28 PM

Hey, I've been having problems with this process in the past. I had just did a search on it and found this site, the description said that it is undesirable. So I need help, I need to know what steps to take to get rid of it.

It's been on my computer for several months now, I can't tell you exactly how long, but I don't remember a time when it wasn't to be honest. I've had this computer for about a year. In the past I had problems with it, it would take up 100% of my CPU usage according to my task manager. I usually just reboot my computer and everything would be fine, most of the time.

However just last night, it started doing this again, if I reboot it'll just start up again within 5 minutes of the computer being on. I need to know how I can get rid of it without making things worse.

Now this thing comes up in the task manager, but if I run Hijack This, I find a few others under it's name. This includes actboost.exe [I believe]. I'm also sure that in the past that process would sometimes run along side cfg, taking up helf each, if that makes sense I'm not very technical. I don't see actboost in my processes though so I'm not sure.

One other thing I can think of is during March Break I ended up getting a lot of viruses from a site. An online friend helped me get rid of all the stuff, one of the things she had me do was check the Services. There is one cfgboost entry there, under Local Services, I had disabled that one back then hoping it would stop it from running. I think this was one of the times that the process was taking up CPU usage, because my computer was running slow.

I use XP Home, if you need other system info ask me. You might have to direct me to where to find the info, I usually can't find them on my own. :thumbsup:

Any help would be appreciated. :flowers:

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:19 PM

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
ewido security suite - offers protection against urgently growing threats like Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
Spywareblaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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