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#1 ylmama

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:39 PM

This is my first time on this website. I would appreciate any info.
I first noticed my computer slowing down and simultaniously revving up. When I went to the task manager and clicked on processes it said that explorer.exe 99%CPU. I have no idea why this is happening but am guessing I have a virus. I ran various virus scans, norton, windows defender and the norton online scan. The only one to turn up anything was the online scan it read, High Risk: C...\Winfixer2006FreeInstall[1].exeWinFixer. Under Action Taken it read, "Access to the file was denied" I had a friend come over and look at my computer and he ran a fix called Colecto or something similiar to that. It seemed to work for a while but then the same problem reoccured. I have had a few pop-ups from sysprotect also but I am not sure it that is related to this problem or not. Interestingly enough, on this website the problem is not occuring, but I know if I go online and try to check my messages or surf the internet the problem will return within 3 minutes or so. We use Moxilla Firefox to go online. I have deleted my temporary files and done all the usual Maintenance. Any help will save me 200 bucks.

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#2 Elendil

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:45 PM

Ah.... here's where the problem lies - Winfixer.

Please do both of the following before we start:

1. Please print these instructions as they might not be accessable later.

2. Save these instructions in word or notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found.

At the moment you may feel like you battling with your computer to keep it running smoothly, but doing the following things will help to get it back to how it was in a faster manner.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.[list]
[*]Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
[*]Put a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.
[*]You will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less. Click OK
[*]When VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan for Vundo button.
[*]Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
[*]You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES
[*]Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
[*]When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.
[*]Turn your computer back on.
[*]Please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt in your next reply.

Also, use Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware SE to check for further infections:

Spybot S&D Tutorial - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-spybot-to-remove-spyware/
Ad-Aware SE Tutorial - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-ad-aware-2007-to-remove-spyware/

I've never heard of the program your friend used to remove Winfixer, so I don't think it removed all of your infection. Please try my cure instructions and DO NOT hesistate to post back for help, further questions, etc. :thumbsup:

Edited by Elendil, 01 June 2006 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:47 AM

Once you get the above accomplished download and install the Firefox extension "Adblock" which will eliminate popups (or give you the choice of allowing them on specific sites which you may need to do occasionally).

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 03:36 PM

So far so good. Time will tell. I will be using this website in the future.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 04:54 PM

Glad I could help! :thumbsup: But since I am an avid user and fan of Firefox, please follow Enthusiast's recommendation because Firefox with the proper extensions can become the safest web browser in existance.
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 09:56 PM

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