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#1 Lillielle

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:18 PM

I have Windows XP obviously...I think my computer is 2006, it's an old computer I got for cheap on Amazon. It's tended to boot up slow pretty much since I got it, and I know that the more new programs I add, the slower it runs. It's annoying sometimes, but I pretty much know how to do something about it [i.e. defrag, cut down on programs, etc.] That's not what I'm wondering about.

I have an IBM Thinkpad T43 and when it would boot up when I first got it, it went through start-up just fine. It did not pause on a "choose user" screen. I'm not sure if that's the best way to put it, but you know the screen where you have to click on "winuser" or whatever your name is? I ended up having a lot of problems with my computer...my mouse wouldn't work...after I downloaded some Windows Updates to Internet Explorer 8. Apparently that doesn't work so well with my computer. :thumbsup:

I got all that fixed, but I've noticed that ever since then, when I start my computer, it DOES come up with the "choose user" screen. There's only one user...me. I don't think it really means something's wrong, but does anyone know why it did that? Or was it just from removing some of the IE8 stuff? Or...what?


Edit: Also...this might be related to a different virus problem I'm having right now, but just posting this, it turned into a page of zeros. Er...that's bad, isn't it...

Edited by Lillielle, 20 August 2010 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

One possible answer to suddenly having to use the logon screen...is if you recently had installed MS.NET on your system. One of the basic security features of installing that application resulted in user logon screens becoming an invoked feature, rather than an option.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827072

To answer your current question re malware, I will move this to the Am I Infected forum, where someone capable can address your questions/situation.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:12 PM

Oh, thank you. I can't really check now, but I think I recall seeing that installed somewhere...that would make sense. Seems a bit silly, but...*shrugs*

Yeah, I posted a Hijack This log in the proper forum, but I'm really wondering if it's JUST that, or if there's another things, or if it's just that I have too much on my computer for the poor thing to handle lol. That's always possible. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:07 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic341584.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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