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Strange Computer Behavior Recently


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#1 Hamsterface

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

Yesterday when shutting down i received a cryptic message that Netsh.exe could not be started. I did a google search which turned up results of rootkits hijacking the Netsh.exe file (or viruses masquerading as it). 
 
Slow Speed, Boot Problems
 
I had also recently encountered a bsod two days ago, in addition to two more a few months ago.
 
My computer has been slow to boot for quite a while now (sometimes taking between 10-20 minutes just to start responding to desktop clicks during startup). This does not occur after the boot/start-up period. 
 
Have been forced to do several disk checks on boot by windows (which had supposedly detected disk errors) in previous months, although the default windows checks found nothing wrong.
 
Possible Rootkits
 
A while back I also found that there were a lot (10+) instances of svchost.exe running at the same time, all taking up huge amounts of memory to run (200,000k, 180,000k, etc). This has since subsided but I am still suspicious as to what was going on after doing a google search. Chrome and firefox also seem to be having that same problem recently (each window takes like 200k memory, and multiple instances are open).
 
Every time I boot my computer I also repeatedly get the java updater alert, which google results revealed might also be caused by a rootkit invading the program.
 
Defences
 
Kaspersky is installed on my computer, but repeatedly finds nothing. Also, the other day I noticed kaspersky itself (the application) did not boot on computer startup. I was however able to go into the options panel to turn it back on and set it to self-boot on startup. Kaspersky firewall has been up for as long as I can remember, but windows firewall was not ever since kaspersky's was turned on to prevent conflict.
 
Network Issues
 
Furthermore, I occasionally get 'unable to be displayed' messages from my browsers, despite the fact that all cables are firmly attached. I even tested the same cable out with a different computer on one of these occasions, and that computer worked while this problematic one did not. I am not sure if this could possibly originate from an infection, but I thought I'd add a note for it. It typically starts working on its own after a while.
 
The DDS log is attached. Attached File  dds.txt   37.49KB   2 downloads


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