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Computer running very slow suddenly

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#1 Gorstak


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

I did a FRST64 scan in command prompt after automated repair to save some time, since I'm sorta good with computers. Unfortunately, combofix wont run on my system, so I figured, before I go back to windows 7 or something and run it, I might aswell ask you guys what you think. Please help!
Oh, GMER mentions system32/crss.exe and unknown MBR
I attached the scan result here, since it wont let me paste it, says too long.


edit: also did aswmbr scan

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Edited by Gorstak, 25 July 2016 - 09:46 AM.
moved from Windows 10 Support to Malware Removal Logs. FRST logs are allowed only in MRL.

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 10:12 PM

Hi Gorstak :)


My name is polskamachina and I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal Forum. I will be helping you with your malware issues.

What follows below are some ground rules for this forum.

I will reply as soon as possible (typically within 24-48 hours). In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, please let me know. I am in California at GMT-7 hours (Pacific Standard Time). If I do not respond to you within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.

Some points for you to keep in mind:

  • Do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
  • We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine. Running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, cause unforeseen damage, or system instability.
  • Do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
  • I cannot see your computer. Periodically update me on the condition of your computer, and provide as much detail as you can in every post.
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  • NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a flash drive, anywhere except on the computer.
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Please give me some time to review your situation and I will get back to you with further instructions.


In the meantime, please tell me some more specifics about the way your computer is or isn't functioning?

  • Can you boot to normal mode and if so, can you run any programs?


Edited by polskamachina, 30 July 2016 - 12:08 AM.

#3 Gorstak

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:28 AM

Oh, the issue is already solved. The problem was I downloaded hp hosts installer and installed it, and every browser I tried to run kept reading enormous amount of data from hosts file. Unce I got hostsman app, it sorted the hosts file to be a lot smaller and now my pc flies. Thank you, and sorry for the trouble.

Edited by Gorstak, 31 July 2016 - 04:28 AM.

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 08:45 AM

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