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#1 S3curityPlu5

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

Hey guys I have been doing pretty good battling malware for the last year. On a windows7 64bit HP laptop, I have ESET Smart Security and I'm behind a router, also use spybot and malware bytes to check out system on a regular basis. I have this problem recently where the windows search service seems to constantly increase cpu usage until my memory is low. I have 8gb of Ram installed and I have just disabled all indexing and Windows search service. However I would like to be able to enable the indexing again and I feel like there might be some malware that is evading malware bytes and eset. I noticed that when I downloaded GMER rootkit revealer and some Nirsoft utilities last week that this began to happen. I have heard that Nirsoft tools are safe so I downloaded a bunch of them to check out my registry and since then I have had this cpu process and memory problem. I have ran hijackthis but i don't see anything superdifferent about my log. I would like to post my log somewhere and have some more people check it out. Where can i do this on this site? I have not run combofix yet. can someone point me to the right direction to get an opinion on my problem please. Thanks

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:48 PM

Post in the "Am I infected? What do I do? " section.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

Hello, actually we will need a DDS log for this one..

Please go here....Preparation Guide .

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If GMER won't run skip it and move on.

Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

ok thanks heres a link to the new post and the dds log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic446036.html/page__gopid__2629211#entry2629211

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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