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#1 PFBrucklets

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:15 AM

Hello, everyone. First timer here, needing some advice on what to do.

 

So last week I was having some issues with my audio. MP3 and MP4 files refuse to work, VCL files play but are all dead silent, YouTube videos longer than 20 seconds don't go past the 0:00 mark (the short ones, like VCL, remaining silent), and by Friday not even adjusting the volume on my computer produces sound. Skype also can't seem to access my sound card, and for a long while I considered that would be the case.

 

So recently this week, I took a friend's advice and checked out BleepingComputer for a program to get rid of a malware bug, as he thinks this might be the case. It turns out, thanks to MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, I had a trojen and a few other malwares lurking about. So, U had them removed. A restart later, and everything was working at last!

 

That is, until I used the laptop for a few hours later. And the issues came back; all of them. Now I'm actually starting to think it IS an issue with my sound card. Which means I'm going to have to lose some savings in order to buy and have inserted a new one...

Is there a way to fix this without having to lose an arm and a leg? Not even my friend was sure on what to do. Please, any help and advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

 

I am using a ACER Aspire, which I got four years ago.


Edited by hamluis, 24 September 2014 - 11:16 AM.
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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:06 PM

Hello if you believe it's not a malware issue then you need to post in the Operating system forums. .. If you want to scan it run these.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
    Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.



    Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
  • Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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    ADW Cleaner

    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.
  • 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.
  • After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.
  • 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.
  • -- Note: The contents of the AdwCleaner log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you recognize and know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, return to AdwCleaner before cleaning...all detected items will be listed (and checked) in each tab. Click on each one and uncheck any items you want to keep (except you cannot uncheck Chrome and Firefox preferences lines).


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    thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe 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 (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
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  • Last run ESET.
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
  • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
  • Scan potentially unwanted applications
  • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
  • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • 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.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

Okay, so here's the results of using ADW Clearer:

 

# AdwCleaner v3.310 - Report created 25/09/2014 at 17:15:42
# Updated 12/09/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : JackMcL - JACKMCL-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\JackMcL\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\BrowserDefender
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Temp\mt_ffx
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Roaming\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bopakagnckmlgajfccecajhnimjiiedh
File Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.azlyrics.com_0.localstorage
File Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.azlyrics.com_0.localstorage-journal
File Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.lyricsfreak.com_0.localstorage
File Deleted : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.lyricsfreak.com_0.localstorage-journal
 
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bopakagnckmlgajfccecajhnimjiiedh
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Prod.cap
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\596d98db03ee948
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\596d98db03ee948
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1663C10B-0D55-438D-8496-19A3DBAEC0E4}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6E993643-8FBC-44FE-BC85-D318495C4D96}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A43DE495-3D00-47D4-9D2C-303115707939}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{483830EE-A4CD-4B71-B0A3-3D82E62A6909}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\BABSOLUTION
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17280
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v37.0.2062.120
 
[ File : C:\Users\JackMcL\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://www.delta-search.com/?q={searchTerms}&babsrc=SP_ss&mntrId=207D18F46A89A5C2&affID=121441&tt=250613_gr3&tsp=4928
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://anisearch.de/?page=suche&mode=auswahl&qsearch={searchTerms}
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://gumtree.com.au/s-search-results.html?keyword={searchTerms}
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [2428 octets] - [25/09/2014 10:50:31]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2488 octets] - [25/09/2014 11:05:20]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [2625 octets] - [25/09/2014 17:15:42]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [2685 octets] ##########

 

 

So far, the audio is working and not working at various times. And some songs that play start to pop and crackle up. I have yet to see a repeat of MalwareBytes' short recovery of my laptop, to be exact...





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