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#1 causio08

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:32 PM

Hello to all, well the World Cup has not gone the way I anticipated as both my teams are done :thumbsup: So I am turning my attention to an issue that I cannot understand for the life of me: I have a Pc with XP pro SP2 with a P4 3.00 hyper thread CPU and 1GB of memory....You would think that this beast would be fast...but no, it's not...I have been dealing with freezes while listening to music, streaming video, just plain doing normal PC things. Lately I have dealt with BSOB(D) which come back empty. I have checked the event viewer and there were a couple of red x's with things like LAN timing out, Lan not finding IP address.....just before this note, the monitor flicked on and off by itself while the power light was still green. What? that's right the power was still on. Every simple command is slow even closing a program. I thought that the Hyper thread CPU would be fast and kinda of disappointed by its performance.

I must tell you that my antivirus shows the following: 12 virus, 2 trojans and 2 riskwares...I believe that these things have been taken care of because I scanned and nothing showed in the report. I have run Malwarebyte and SuperAntispy which showed the typical cookie trail. And it takes a while for complete a task...the hour glass spins for a minute just to open the My computer icon....When that happened i lost half of my desktop...I had to restart my Pc in order to get back into the PC so I can start this topic...The BSODs are pretty much a daily thing lately and can't figure out what is causing these things...

I thank you in advance with any advice,suggestion or past experience that maybe one of your billions of members might have gone thru.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:41 PM

Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:18 PM

Hi Budapest,

Ran the program. Found 1 item that was cleansed upon reboot but did not say exactly which one it was.
Anything else? and thank you

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:35 PM

Now run a quick scan with Malwarebytes and post the log.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:48 PM

Hi Budapest,

Ran the Malwarebytes program right after the TDSS killer program and found 0 items infected. Not sure where to find the log.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:50 PM

Never mind ...I found it and here it is in all it's glory....thanks again

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4251

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

6/28/2010 8:21:30 PM
mbam-log-2010-06-28 (20-21-30).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 2725
Time elapsed: 44 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:00 PM

Now run a a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware in Safe Mode.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

Budapest,

Ran SUPERAntispy in safe mode as requested and the program found 224 potentially harmful objects and 15 files...quite a long log....The items were quarantined and then removed upon reboot....

What's next on the agenda?

thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:34 PM

How's your computer running now?
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:54 PM

Budapest..

i think that did the trick....the apps seem to be opening faster and without the hour glass spinning for a an hour. Thanks for the suggestions and the speed in which you were able to help me.....one quick question and then I will go: what happens when you are not able to clear the DNS cache?

Again thanks for all you do :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

When you tried to clear the cache what happened? If you got an error please post the exact error message.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:08 PM

Budapest,

I ran the " ipconfig /flushdns " command from the C prompt window.

The error came back as : Windows IP configuration
Could not flush the dns Resolver Cache. Function failed during execution.

Have no clue what this means and I think this might be as to why sometime my internet is s l o w...

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:52 PM

Try these:

http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:49 PM

Budapest,

Sorry this is late... after reading the information on these two tools, I am quite afraid of using these as there is a chance that real damage maybe done to my Pc...please advise.

UPDATE: just had a BSOD during a YouTube viewing:
Stop: 0x0000008E ( 0xc0000005,0xBF804974,0xB8F56c90,0x00000000 )
win32.sys--address BF804974 -- base at BF800000 -- datestamp 4bdd1407...


Had to restart and the checkdisk that started at startup had the following:
Chrome-Safe browsing-Bloom journal entry not valid...

So that's the latest on my end...hopeful to solve this

thanks

Edited by causio08, 30 June 2010 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:20 PM

Go Start > Run and type "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes). Click on Application and select the most recent winlogon entry. It should give the chkdsk log.
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