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Invisible Virus?


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#1 wink12345

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:15 PM

Hey everyone. I was wondering if I could get some help because I have no idea what is wrong with my computer. The first thing is that no matter what I do when I use Internet Explorer 6, and go into "Tools", "Privacy", "Settings" I try and change it I hit apply and the next time I go into it always says "Custom-Advanced or Imported Settings." This prevents me from signing into some pages which use cookies such as Hotmail. The second thing that is wrong is whenever I exit IE6, my computer freezes for about a minute. I click on folders on my desktop and nothing happens. Same thing when I try and open a file. After about a minute everything that I clicked on finally happens. I posted about the cookie problem as another topic but nothing seemed to help. I have HijackThis and nothing seems out of the ordinary. I've run AVG Free and Ad-Aware SE Personal and they havn't found anything. It's like some sort of invisible virus. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks.

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:21 AM

Have you been trained in the use of HijackThis?
If not, you should submit a log for examination.

One thing, about the use of HijackThis, you must NEVER attempt to fix stuff using HijackThis, until someone who is experienced at reading the log outputs has a chance to review it.
Fixing the wrong items can make a computer unbootable.

Spaces, extra characters, spelling, file location, plus numerous other subtle changes, all make the difference between a good, or bad, file entry.

Hijack this is an ennumerator.
It lists what is found in certain areas of the registry, or system files, in an easily accessible manner, so that those familiar with the use and reading of HijackThis logs, and windows programs, can determine what is infecting the machine, and how to remove it.

It is not a removal tool.
It will indeed remove the entries listed, but that does not cure the underlying problem.
The problem must be properly identified first, and cured, prior to removing the entries with HJT.
Otherwise you leave the infection, and remove the keys which are needed to identify and remove it .

Removing entries in HJT before the problem is properly identified, and correct removal instructions posted, can make the problem undetectable to other detection and removal tools.
Do not have HJT fix anything without consulting with someone with HijackThis logfile knowledge.

Hijack this should only be used to clean up the entries left behind, after you have properly removed the offending program, file, trojan, worm, hijacker etc.
And this usually requires help.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.

Edited by tg1911, 07 December 2005 - 11:24 AM.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:27 PM

It sounds to me like you are loaded with mal-ware. The programs you listed are good to use, but dont always find the problem. I recommend using counterspy, trendmicro anti spyware, and even trend micro house call, which is an online virus scan. Its very fast, and very accurate. Im sorry i cant post links to these, i am at school right now. If you still need help later on, i will post them later.




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