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#1 nikkibanks


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

hello! im at my granmothers house and her computer is giving her some problems. I believe she has some malware problems but i only know so much about computers. i try to open up the action center and it wont let me, also, her antivirus wont open... she has windows 7 32bit and i have a second computer to work from. i saw in a post from about a year ago that i can download farbar onto a flashdrive but i want someone to walk me through the steps so i dont mess up her cpu anymore than it is! thank youuuu!

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

Hello -
Can you please describe some of the "problems" and any error messages that show up.
What Antivirus program(s) and any Antimalware programs that are currently installed.

You can try to download MiniToolBox, to a USB Flash drive and run it on the problem computer.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:

•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files

Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

See how this runs first and we can then look deeper -

Thank You -

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