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Cannot use alt-tab or back button, slow internet


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#1 Megaritz

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:37 PM

I think it all started when my computer froze up for several seconds earlier today. After that, my computer developed several problems at once.

First, I can no longer use alt-tab to switch between windows. That little window in the middle of the screen, which shows an icon of each window, will sometimes flash onscreen when I press alt-tab--but it vanishes after a split-second and sometimes alt-tab just de-selects the current window but doesn't switch to another.

Also, the back button on Firefox won't work properly. No matter what kind of page I am on, if I press back, I will go back to the previous window only for a very brief moment before it brings me forward again to the current window.

Another weird issue is that when I reply to emails using Gmail, a symbol appears at the beginning of my message and I have to erase it. Not a big deal, but very strange, and it started at the same time as the other problems.

Finally, my internet is a bit slower than normal.

I ran a full scan with MalwareBytes and found nothing, but I suspect a virus or something is responsible for this.

Edit: I am using Windows Vista Business, Version 6.0, Build 6002: Service Pack 2

Edited by Megaritz, 03 October 2010 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:12 PM

Hello, I will move this to the Am I Infected forum from Vista for now.

Please do this and we'll see how it goes.

Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.


Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal/regular mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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