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PC Slow After Virus Removal


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#1 pranaman

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:53 PM


 

Mod Edit: moved to proper forum. ~~ boopme

Hi,
 
I am running Win 8.1 on a HP 2000 with 4 GB of RAM. I downloaded a db2 emulator from IBM's website, and my laptop acted funny. I ran Avast's boot time scan and found a virus.
 
I removed it, but, my laptop now is running slower than before. I don't run much, usually Chrome, Notepad and MS Word. I have to close several windows to get it to run at a descent click.
 
I googled and found techniques to speed it up, but they were things I kinda of knew already, like disabling startup items, turning off the enhanced display settings, and carefully disabling services or setting them to manual.
 
Still didn't help much.
 
I downloaded and ran HijackThis v2.0.5.  It ran, but it said a message about not being able to access the hosts file. The output and the message are attached.
 
Maybe some files are damaged or maybe something else is running?
Anybody have any ideas to speed it up?

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Edited by boopme, 03 December 2013 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:02 AM

Hello pranaman, and  :welcome: to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.

I am oneof4, and I am here to help you!

  • I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
  • Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.
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  • Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.
  • At the top right-center of the topic you will see a button called Follow this topic. If you click on this, another page will open. Please choose Instantly for notification and then clicking on Follow this topic you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.
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  • I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!
  • Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. Your computer fix will be based on the current condition of your computer! Any changes might delay my ability to help you.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.  Please perform the following scans:

Download Security Check by screen317 from http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe
or http://screen317.changelog.fr/SecurityCheck.exe
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  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

Note
: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
  • Please copy and paste log back here.
  • The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.

Edited by oneof4, 07 December 2013 - 10:03 AM.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

Do you still need help?


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:59 PM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.

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