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No scans work on laptop...now what?

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#1 melynn44


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:53 PM

Last Saturday, my computer started acting funny. The mouse lagged. The internet was freezing. The entire computer was sloooooow.


Then, I got a Blue Screen, but it came and went too quick for me to read and write what the error was. When the computer came back on, it was doing a CHKDSK. 


I didn't use my computer until Sunday afternoon, and when I did, it was still running rather slowly, so I decided to run my MalwareBytes and AVG Antivirus. Both indicates pretty quickly that there were infections on the computer. But, they would freeze up a quarter way through the scan and not finish. For MalwareBytes for example, it took 2 hours to scan 3,000 files. Clearly, there are far more files on my computer than 3,000 and who knows how long it would have taken. 


I cannot install Windows Updates. I have downloaded and executed a number of different programs, all of which freeze in the middle of the process. I downloaded HiJackThis and it can't create a log. I have tried sfc/scannow and it gives me an error message as well. I have tried all these things in Safe Mode, and even in safe mode, it will not execute.


I did look at the Event Viewer back to around the time it started acting funny, and around that particular time, there were a lot of errors with the name iaStor, which according to Google seems to be a virus. The problem is, without an ability to scan, I am unsure how to get the computer cleaned up.


Once the computer gets working, it is fine. Symptoms: Upon booting up the computer, it takes a long time to boot up. Everything seems to be Not Responding at first. Eventually, I am able to bring up the task manager and close all the programs that are eating up memory. Most of the time, about 5 minutes after booting up, a little box pops up about Windows Explorer not responding, and I click to close and nothing happens. Another weird thing is....several minutes after the computer is turned on, the Windows sound goes, the one that plays when a computer is first booted up. Once that sound plays, all the other programs seem to come to life, and from there, I am able to at least use the internet.



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#2 noknojon


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

Download Screen317 Security Check and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* 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.


Please download and run RKill by Grinler. A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear.
This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully. At worst the tool will run for about 2 minutes

Important: Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.

* Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
* Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
* Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
* Click on the Scan button (only once)
* AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
* After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
* Click on the Clean button (only once)
* Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
* Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
* After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
* Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
* A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.



Please download Junkware Removal Tool by thisisu and save it to your Desktop.
* Close all open programs and shut down any protection/security software now to avoid potential conflicts.
* Double-click on JRT.exe to run the tool.
* Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
* The tool will open and start scanning your system.
* Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
* On completion, a log file named JRT.txt will automatically open and be saved to your Desktop.
* Copy and paste the contents of JRT.txt in your next reply.
These tools will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons, browser helper objects (BHOs) and other junkware to include many related registry entires (values, keys)



Run ESETOnlineScanner Please use Internet Explorer as the scanner uses ActiveX
If you will not use Internet Explorer, please see 3 - 1 & 3 - 2
1 .Hold down Control (Ctrl) key, and click on This link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
2 .Click the eset online button.
3 .For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
3 - 1 .Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
3 - 2 .Double click on esetsmartinstaller_enu on your desktop.

Vista, Windows 7 & 8 users should Right click on it and select Run as administrator.
4 .Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
5 .Click the Start button.
6 .Accept any security warnings from your browser.
7 .Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
8 .Click Advanced settings and select the following:
* Scan potentially unwanted applications
* Scan for potentially unsafe applications
* Enable Anti-Stealth technology

9 .ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.

* Please be patient as this will take some time.
10 .When the scan completes, click List Threats
11 .Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan.
- Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
12 .Click the Back button.
13 .Click the Finish button.
* NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.



Now Update your copy of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run a Quick Scan

Remove (tick) any found infections, and Reboot if requested.

Please post the results of the scan back here -



Thank You -

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