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#1 Yakhunter

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 09:49 PM

I'v already scanned with spybot, and ad-aware, but my parent's computer is extremely slow. The funny thing is I only have about 40 processes running, and there aren't any that seem to be hogging CPU.
I also still have popups when I use IE
I have a logfile if anyone wants to see it.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 03:56 AM

What are the specification on thier computer? RAM, operating system/and service pack, virtual memory alocated, amount of hard drive total and used. Use Everest Home 2.2 to obtain the info if need be.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 06:53 AM

If you are experiencing popups then you are infected by malware.

What op system are you using and have all critical upgrades been done?
(do not update critical updates until you are certain you are malware free)

You may want to run Adaware and Spybot from safe mode and then run and post a HJT log in the HJT forum.

Once you get all malware removed then download all critical updates immediately.

You may also want to be sure "Teatimer" is enabled in SPybot and your computer is "Immunized".

You also need Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection.

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

Set Windows Updates to update and install automatically at a time when you are certain your computer will be on the net.




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