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Malwarebyes freezes when scanning

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#1 szchris384


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:23 PM

My sons new Acer Notebook has Malwarebytes and Zone Alarm Security Suite installed, all current version and updated.

When I run a Malwarebytes full scan, it freezes at about the 33,300 file mark. Eventually continues and re-freezes several more times before finishing the scan after almost 2 hours. This was happening for over a month, scanning once a week. Now Zone Alarm doesn't want to keep it's AntiVirus/AntiSpyware setting turned on. Nothing recommended by the program will turn it back on.

I'm thinking I have an infection somewhere?

The last MAMB Scan found 2 registry entries, I chose to quarantine them:
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D} (PUP.Dealio) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D} (PUP.Dealio) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Not sure but I thought after I quaranteened these 2 entries, that's when the ZA AA/AS shut off?
I restored both those AMBS items, uninstalled ZA, reinstalled, same issue with ZA.

I can not restore to a previous day as no days are listed in the restore console, even when i select show more restore points. Haven't tried in Safemode yet.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 szchris384

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:05 PM

Sorry, now posted in: Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:14 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic371131.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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