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Newbie with weird stuff happening on pc


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#1 rockmilk

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:57 PM

Here are a few programs to get that computer of yours running like a champ




1.Download TEMP FILE CLEANER to your desktop, or other location.

2.Save any unsaved work. TFC will close all open application windows.

3.Double-click TFC.exe to run the program.

4.If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot.
Save your work. TFC will automatically close any open programs, let it run uninterrupted. It shouldn't take longer take a couple of minutes, and may only take a few seconds. Only if needed will you be prompted to reboot.




MALWAREBYTES HERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MALWAREBYTES

The user interface for Auslogics Disk Defrag is pretty simple, but if you have questions feel free to ask.
This is a great defragmenter.

Another thing that can cause performance issues,is to many startup programs. StartUpLite will eliminate those programs from running on your computer.
Simply download StartUpLite and save it to your desktop. Double click StartUpLite.exe,or right click run as admin in vista Select all options you would like executed and select continue.

Startup Inspector for Windows scans all programs that are in the Windows Startup Folder, Registry and provide you with a background information of the program.Remove harmful programs like spyware, virus, diallers, make your system healthier.Remove unnecessary programs like reminders, monitors, improve your system performance.

Finally if you and your family do a lot of googling then THIS is a must what it does is, offer free protection that uses intuitive icons to give you safety and phishing advice before you click on a risky site.

Oh wait I overlooked the combofix log you should start a topic here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html This is the am I infected forum,they will be able to help you.Combofix logs are not allowed in this forum.

Edited by rockmilk, 06 October 2010 - 02:05 PM.


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#2 seawings

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:02 PM

Christ, that was quick..! Hey, Rockmilk thanks.

I have been using pc's for 15 years + and I'm 56 y.o. so I'm fairly steady when it comes to working out whhat a problem might be. Sure, I've been caught before now with a virus or two but I thought I was pretty well covered, at least as much as I could be nowadays.

It's not so much a start-up problem, I feel, more an 'in-use' issue, that's if there is such an issue. I'm just not sure but I will give your suggestions a go.

Thanks,

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

Oh wait I overlooked the combofix log you should start a topic here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html This is the am I infected forum,they will be able to help you.Combofix logs are not allowed in this forum.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:19 PM

Regarding ComboFix usage.

ComboFix is an Anti-Malware tool used by advanced malware technicians specifically trained in its use.


Please DO NOT USE COMBOFIX on your own without supervision!!!


We ask that you obey the warnings about using this tool. Why? The warnings are given for a reason and one of them is to inform our members about the consequences that may occur when using ComboFix in an unsupervised environment. Yes, ComboFix is an excellent but powerful tool. I liken it to Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Used correctly, the drug will help with your aches and pains. Used incorrectly, it can destroy your liver and eventually kill you. The same scenario applies to ComboFix. Used in untrained hands this tool can disable your computer and in some cases can make it unbootable. Further, trained helpers prefer to see preliminary scans from other tools like DDS and GMER to check for the presence of rootkits before asking anyone to run Combofix. This is important because some infections can affect the tools we use and identification allows planning a strategy for effective disinfection.


Regarding the use of TFC. Even though on completion of TFC running it may not request a restart. I would still recommend it.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:59 PM

I have removed the original post, which contained a ComboFix log...from this collection of remarks. I will move it separately to the appropriate forum.

Basic procedures seem to need reviewing here, IMO.

a. Any malware log (DDS, HJT, OTL, and such) which appears in any forum other than the Virus, Trojan, Malware Removal Logs forum...is to be reported immediately via the Tidiness Thread, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic137145.html.

b. Members are not to post a response to such...it accomplishes nothing positive. On the negative side, it possibly hinders the chances that the log post will be responded to appropriately, if such response remains attached to the original post.

In the future, I request that all members keep these two items in their minds.

I am closing this thread in the name of expediency.

Edited by hamluis, 06 October 2010 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:02 PM

Ummm, sorry Guys. I didn't mean to up-set anyone.

I did say I was a 'newbie'... :thumbsup:

I'll go away and read up all the other stuff on here.

Sorry,

Regards,

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:18 PM

I just sent a PM to the OP with these comments, which really should have been included in my prior post. I will now add them, just for the record...they may help someone understand why we do some of the things we do.

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

Louis




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