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Massive HDD usage, slow performance

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#1 AluminumHaste


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:03 AM

Lately in the last couple of months my computer has gotten slower and slower. When I first boot up my HDD light will flash solid for like 7-10 minutes. When I open resource monitor there's only like 4-5 MB/s rate, but the disk queue hovers between 5 and 10 which is insanely high. It's a wonder things won't load.

I've run Malwarebytes Antimalware, TDSSKiller, Combofix (which won't run in normal mode), housecall etc. usually they find nothing but there's obviously something wrong here.

Somebody pointed out to me that HDD usage and Network usage caused by Rootkits can be hidden from the Microsoft Resource Monitor, which would explain the behaviour that I'm seeing.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
8GB DDR3 Ram
1.2 TB RAID0 2x640GB 7200rpm HDD
Core2Quad @ 2Ghz (Intel Q9000)
2xNvidia 260M GTX (SLi)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Since you ran Combofix....

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

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#3 AluminumHaste

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

Topic created: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic436235.html

Thanks for your help

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