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Things aren't working anymore


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#1 LKnudson

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:15 AM

I've got something strange going on. Within the last 7-10 days things have stopped working on my computer. Notepad, calculator, task manager - just about anything with "manager in it isn't working - update manager, lots of things on the control panel - too many to list.

 

I did get a couple of strange messages a week or so ago. One was something about 3d screen saver no longer working - or something like that. I googled it and couldn't find anything. Then I got another one that was csc.exe not working, but again couldn't find anything.

 

I'm running windows professional 64 bit operating system, I have run AVG, malwarebytes, and Emsisoft emergency kit - no viruses found.

 

Let me know what other information you need to help fix this problem. Thanks!

 

Edited to add...

 

I was looking around and downloaded the tweaking.com windows repair and did the proper power reset. When I turned the computer back on I got these messages...csc.exe application error. The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142) Click ok to close the application

lgfxTray module has stopped working, persistence module has stopped working, hkcmd module has stopped working. Tried to run the windows repair and it won't start. I got a cmd.exe application error message - same as the csc.exe one. I'm guessing I've got a virus or malware or something.

 

Just thought this extra information might be helpful.


Edited by LKnudson, 23 January 2016 - 03:28 AM.


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#2 Niweg

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 10:50 AM

 If this happened to me, I'd restore from my last good full system backup.  If you don't have one, I'd consider this a learning experience.  Then save any data you don't want to lose, and try System Restore.  If that doesn't help,

restore your system to factory settings, and reload your software.

 

 Good luck.


Edited by Niweg, 23 January 2016 - 10:52 AM.

Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

Try to restore to previous restore point you may have downloaded a bad program.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:24 PM

The csc.exe process is related to a program called BitMeter. Do you have that program?

 

As for the rest, seems a lot of stuff isn't working properly. It does look like malware related.



#5 LKnudson

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I do not have the program associated with the csc.exe error - at least not to my knowledge. I am going to post this in the am I infected forum. I'd like to get rid of the problem first and then go from there.

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:48 PM

Oh, and I kinda had a feeling this would be the case, but tried it anyway...Brought up system restore - and it's not working either. Fun times I tell ya...



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:09 AM

Repost in Am I Infected forum:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/603154/something-is-rotten-in-my-computer/#entry3916702 .

 

This topic is closed to avoid confusion.  If you want to reopen it after closure of the Am I Infected topic, please PM a Moderator or just use the Report button to request reopening.

 

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