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Been running a bit slow lately; any malware on it?


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#1 ajax7 dragon

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:30 PM

Hi, I'm just curious to see if it's all clean. I periodically check, but sometimes I think things get through unseen. I would just like to make sure it's clean. Also, there are processes for AVG running on it even though I uninstalled it awhile ago. My dell quickset.exe won't auto start on boot up like it used to either, which is a little annoying. It's also been running a bit slower and more choppy on video recently. Not sure what the solution would be.

Thanks for your time.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:20 PM

Hello, run AppRemover to be sure all of AVG is removed.
What AV is now running?

Is this XP or another?

Let's also do a virus scan..

First we'll run TFC by OT
Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link

Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.


Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:30 AM

I have done all that you said. Currently I have no AV running, I uninstalled AVG because I could not get it to run properly. I'm short on space on my harddrive, but I want to make sure everything's clean before I start moving files around finding things to get rid of. I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3.


Here is the MBAM log you asked for:


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5558

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

1/20/2011 2:29:44 AM
mbam-log-2011-01-20 (02-29-44).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 166024
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

OK,nothing there. I suspect your slowness is due to low Drive space.
Here's a free AV. You can install and run this also to see if anything is found. It's the AV I use so you can keep it if you like.

Avira Antivir
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:29 AM

Ok thanks. Just out of curiosity, do you know where I should post to see about removing unused or wasted file/program space to free up some stuff? I know uninstalling doesn't always remove everything.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:36 AM

Yes, ask in the XP forum.
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