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Computer not Running on all Cylinders

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#1 Fhallest


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

I have recently noticed that my machine (a.k.a. over priced adding machine) has been running very (ok super hero) slow. I have tried to resolve this matter myself and have failed to find the pesky critter living in my one's and zero's. At the time I have Malwarbytes on my computer and ran throuth all the scans and removed a few pesky critters with this anti-virus software program. My computer was still running slow after all the scans. I then attempted the same scan in safe mode. Still same problem ocurring on my computer. I ran other various virus programs with no success. (I have since removed and defraged my hard drives) I have since cleaned the registry repaired windows with windows repair and running all the optional steps in that program. I have run tdskiller but it came up clean. Alas, I even ran combo fix but am still having problems with my machine. I will select a file and it pauses for a while before it comes up on the screen. It seems like there is something tring to prevent it from running and from time to time I will just find programs removed. So if you can help please let me know and combofix kept alerting to a rootkit infection. I have since read the rules and will not do anything else until I hear more or any suggestions are offered.


Edited by Fhallest, 03 January 2013 - 09:05 PM.

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#2 Jimbob85


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Since you have run Combofix and especially since it says you have a rootkit infection please follow the instructions below. Best of luck!

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

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.

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