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#1 valianthunter

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:35 PM

A few days ago noticed a little box upon start-up showed a computer on it and it said Sequel Service. It went away on it's own but then the computer started running really slow on start-up and when the start-up music plays it sounds like it's skipping.
Have run Malwarebytes and expired Webroot. Sorry, don't have the money to update right now.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:55 PM

Hello and welcome.
Are you sure it said Sequel and not Sql service?

Please post your MBAM (Malwarebytes)log
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.

Let's uninstall Webroot thru Control Panel and install this free AV. Better to have an updated AV and I use this.
Install,update and scan.. •Avira Antivir

Edited by boopme, 23 January 2011 - 08:55 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:20 AM

ok, here is the log from the 22nd of this month. I will take off webroot as you indicated. Fingers crossed. Thanks in advance.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5574

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

1/22/2011 9:42:08 PM
mbam-log-2011-01-22 (21-42-08).txt

Scan type: Full scan (A:\|C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 253914
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 51 minute(s), 26 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 24 January 2011 - 09:59 AM

Ok, let me know if things are good after the Avira scan.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

Did the Avira scan. Nothing. Took it off and went with the free version of AVG also downloaded their one-time pc tune-up thingy. Detailed report suggests a corrupt file Safari which is an Apple application. Going into to control panel and doing a repair.

System still very slow on start-up and during searches. What else can I do? Thanks so much for your patience. Such a rookie at this.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:01 AM

You're welcome
Look in the accessories and seee if you need to Defragment the drive.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314848

You may want to start another topic in XP and have them check you r start up files,may be too many.

EDIT: this shou;d also help.

You should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:

Edited by boopme, 24 January 2011 - 11:03 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:02 AM

Checked the AVG PC tune-up utilities under system information. Hope this helps.

Name, Value, Advanced
Application Errors
Application Error: Faulting application rundll32.exe, version 5.1.2600.5512, faulting module hotplug.dll, version 5.1.2600.5512, fault address 0x00006901., 6/1/2010 7:39:16 PM
Application Error: Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 1.9.2.3855, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.5755, fault address 0x0000100b., 7/28/2010 2:28:54 AM
Application Error: Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 1.9.2.3909, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.5755, fault address 0x0000100b., 10/8/2010 12:23:30 PM
Application Error: Fault bucket 2030147522., 10/8/2010 12:24:11 PM
Application Error: Faulting application itunes.exe, version 8.2.1.6, faulting module quicktime.qts, version 7.62.14.0, fault address 0x00165b12., 12/24/2010 11:54:36 PM
Application Error: Faulting application bearshare.exe, version 9.0.0.0, faulting module bearshare.exe, version 9.0.0.0, fault address 0x007a7357., 1/13/2011 2:26:32 AM
Application Error: Faulting application wic.exe, version 1.0.0.0, faulting module wic.exe, version 1.0.0.0, fault address 0x000d0a18., 1/17/2011 1:39:15 AM
Application Error: Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 1.9.2.3989, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.5755, fault address 0x0000100b., 1/18/2011 3:42:55 PM
Application Error: Faulting application wic.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module (null), version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000., 1/19/2011 6:24:06 PM

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:05 PM

hotplug.dll is a windows file which is involved in the 'safely remove hardware' process.

the ntdll. may fix with..
Start > Run > type 'Control Inetcpl.cpl' > Click the Advanced tab > Under Browsing > Uncheck 'Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)

looks like bearshare is corrupt.

i would prefer you ask in the XP section on these items as they know them better than I.
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