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I think ZeroKill is killing my laptop

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#1 fate85


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 06:31 AM

FRST64 logs attached. I tried to use eset and it says nothing is wrong, malwarebytes rootkiller same thing. I was running Avast but it kept trying to download weird plugins every boot. When i attempted to uninstall it didnt want to be deleted and is still present in my registry.


Other symptoms-


I have a two different run away svchost processes and a couple programs that seem related to Intel or Toshiba that just randomly showed up and cannot be killed.

I had to disable Superfetch to keep from BSODs.

Google and other webpages are redirecting in Firefox.

When i try to use iexplore.exe and look at these forums or any website that might offer advice IE force closes in an endless loop.

Firefox drains memory until i blue screen and no matter how many tabs i close the memory footprint stays the same.


Recently the desktop randomly split into multiple places on my hard drive. I've never seen that happen before!


Needless to say things are changing rather rapidly in the background without me touching the settings.


At one point (right before the desktop went wonky) the computer would not let me log in at all. I had to change my user name from UPPER CASE to lower case to allow access to my OS! My password has been the same for quite some time (upwards of a year), and i had my daughter try too so i know it wasnt just me...


I tried an running sfc from an elevated prompt and it kills at 21% with some bit about windows resource manager not being able to start. Then i tried to run dism and for some reason the basic commands were not accepted either.


It's getting worse and I'd really rather not play frisbee golf with this box but i need the shenanigans in my OS to stop here! I run my bread and butter earning eBay storefront from this laptop so my computer taking the long walk is not high on my 'feasible possibilities' list. I know you guys are rather busy but I could really use some help. I have a Win7 USB around here somewhere, I'll find it while waiting on your reply. Something tells me I'm going to need it, i.e. my recovery partition is shared now...


I'm working with a-


Toshiba Satellite P745-S4102

2.3GHz Intel i3


750 GB HDD

Win 7 Home Premium


I used to run a dual boot environment with Ubuntu as well for pen testing and app building but that was some time back. I've been slacking on security like a noob. I speak a bit of the lingo so I won't get lost when you reply but I'm no expert by any definition. I appreciate any and all assistance/explanation offered.


My email is Removed if that helps.


Thanks for reading and for any time you may take sorting me out,




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