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#1 steelkobra03


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:48 PM

I'm very suspicious about my computer. I've run all types of adware/malware software but it just still seem a bit slow for some odd reason. Even the web pages seems a bit slow now. Cpu seems like its lagging all over.. I would really appreciate some help thanks

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

If you haven't used the programs listed below, then do that. If you have, please post the logs of their last scans.

If you have used programs other than the ones listed below to scan for malware, please tell us what they are.


  • 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.


Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars...especially Yahoo.

You may see Google Tool Bar being offered. You can choose to download and use the portable version and avoid any chance

of installing an unwanted toolbar.  

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Piriform - How to run CCleaner from a USB drive


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.



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.


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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#3 steelkobra03

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:11 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 11/20/2014
Scan Time: 6:29:11 PM
Logfile: mbam-log-2014-11-20.txt
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2014.11.20.09
Rootkit Database: v2014.11.18.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Qp33zy
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 406993
Time Elapsed: 12 min, 0 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
# AdwCleaner v4.101 - Report created 20/11/2014 at 18:21:25
# Updated 09/11/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2014-11-07.1 [Local]
# Operating System : Windows ™ Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2 (64 bits)
# Username : Qp33zy - QP33ZY
# Running from : C:\Users\Qp33zy\Favorites\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Clean
***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****
***** [ Browsers ] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16592
-\\ Mozilla Firefox v
-\\ Google Chrome v38.0.2125.111
[C:\Users\Qp33zy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] - Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://isearch.avg.com/search?cid={E5E2AAFF-9DF8-4A02-8CFB-76ACBFD5BB91}&mid=ccd9eb3be3494a2590c79bd9480f7a48-32a20ceee2b69ede78af058111f3f7a8989da967&lang=en&ds=dw011&pr=sa&d=2012-05-04 17:09:29&v={searchTerms}
[C:\Users\Qp33zy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] - Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://www.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}
[C:\Users\Qp33zy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] - Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://search.aol.com/aol/search?q={searchTerms}
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1440 octets] - [20/11/2014 18:05:04]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [1344 octets] - [20/11/2014 18:21:25]
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [1404 octets] ##########


Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.3.9 (11.15.2014:2)
OS: Windows ™ Vista Ultimate x64
Ran by Qp33zy on Thu 11/20/2014 at 18:54:58.89
~~~ Services
~~~ Registry Values
~~~ Registry Keys
~~~ Files
~~~ Folders
~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared
Scan was completed on Thu 11/20/2014 at 19:03:11.46
End of JRT log
Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Version 9.0
Last update: 11/21/2014 3:04:02 AM
User account: QP33ZY\Qp33zy
Scan settings:
Scan type: Smart Scan
Objects: Rootkits, Memory, Traces, C:\Windows\, C:\Program Files\, C:\Program Files (x86)\
Detect PUPs: Off
Scan archives: Off
ADS Scan: On
File extension filter: Off
Advanced caching: On
Direct disk access: Off
Scan start: 11/21/2014 3:04:51 AM
Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3566799651-3591339517-3716990925-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLETASKMGR detected: Setting.DisableTaskMgr (A)
Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3566799651-3591339517-3716990925-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLETASKMGR detected: Setting.DisableTaskMgr (A)
Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3566799651-3591339517-3716990925-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLEREGISTRYTOOLS detected: Setting.DisableRegistryTools (A)
Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3566799651-3591339517-3716990925-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLEREGISTRYTOOLS detected: Setting.DisableRegistryTools (A)
Scanned 222731
Found 4
Scan end: 11/21/2014 4:19:09 AM
Scan time: 1:14:18
Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3566799651-3591339517-3716990925-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLEREGISTRYTOOLS Quarantined Setting.DisableRegistryTools (A)
Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3566799651-3591339517-3716990925-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLETASKMGR Quarantined Setting.DisableTaskMgr (A)
Quarantined 2
Deleted 0
Deleted 0


Edited by steelkobra03, 21 November 2014 - 03:16 PM.

#4 buddy215


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 04:03 PM

Emisoft says that task manager and Registry tools were disabled. If Eset doesn't find the malware responsible for that

then you will need to start a new topic after creating a DDS log. Post the new topic in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum - BleepingComputer.com


Create the DDS log by following Instruction #6 listed in Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs


Once you have posted the new topic do not bump it. Wait for a response. It could be a few days as that forum is very busy.

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