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#1 battles


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:41 PM

Not sure if this is the right section, please move it if it isn't :)

I'm using windows xp.

I've been having problems with my computer for a few weeks now. At one point, things started slowing down. I ended up scanning, was told to reboot and my computer wouldn't finish starting back up. It just looped over and over. Reformatted, all seemed well for awhile. I started out using avast, but everytime I opened up firefox it would give me a warning, telling me that my computer was trying to connect to a malicious site. This happened with other browsers also, I tried a few of them. note: back to using avast.

Now, whenever I search for something on google.. I get redirected to websites I've never visited before. Once in awhile, firefox will open with multiple unknown websites open. I get notified about different things trying to open up a malicious website, such as firefox.exe and svchost.exe. Those two are the most common, but there have been a few others. It tells me that it's been blocked, and happens again soon after. This is pretty frequent.

If my computer is left untouched and running for awhile, my sound no longer works. I have to reboot to get it working again.. Sometimes the windows theme will revert to classic. I have no problems with any of this while I'm not connected to the net, though.

I've scanned with avast and malwarebytes, once in awhile I'll find infected music files that I don't remember owning on another drive. I remove them, but it doesn't seem to fix anything. I scanned in safemode, found a few there and removed those also.. still nothing.

I'm really not quite sure what's going on. I'm pretty noob at computers, so any help would be awesome.


Edited by battles, 15 November 2010 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:01 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic361365.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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