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Virus or computer problem?

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#1 andrewhep


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:04 PM

I've been working at this for months now, and I'm pretty sure it's some sophisticated malware, but I need help identifying, or hopefully fixing the problem.

I'm getting pretty tired of it, and I'm thinking of just nuking my hard drive and starting fresh, but I'm worried it's going to be on my firmware too!


I've been experiencing, 


  • slow computer (100% disk usage. Here is a screenshot of it https://postimg.org/image/fvf00cs4b/)
  • few and far apart, ad pop-ups.
  • Inability to update/install windows or drivers
  • Random disconnections from my wireless (TP-Link adapter) 
  • Everything running in 32-bit (Even stuff that ran in 64 bit before)
  • My anti-virus (360 total security) changed my DNS due to it being malicious
  • After running MiniToolBox, the log told me my hosts were       down.baidu2016.com and       123.sogou.com
  • No antivirus software I've tried detects it (Anti-malware bytes, total 360 security, avast free, and BitDefender)
  • Total security told me sysWOW64 (the file in whole) tried to change my startup password

And random other suspicious things such as

  • my system restore points always get corrupt
  • my system info copies I make also become corrupt
  • Bitdefender rescue cd couldn't remove 7 found problems after running for 16 hours
  • the Bitdefender rescue cd logs were suspiciously gone, preventing me from finding out the file locations of such found items
  • No other rescue CDs will work. They just sit at blank screens for hours.

If you can't tell me what's wrong, maybe you can tell me how to wipe my computer completely and reinstall windows. I am currently running windows 10, but i have an 8.1 disk



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#2 InadequateInfirmity


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 12:27 PM

Adware Cleaner Scan.


Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


JRT Scan.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.


  • Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it 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 is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Please post the JRT log.

Adware Removal Tool Scan.


Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.





Hit Ok.




Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.





The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete, thenOK again to finish up. Post log generated by tool.


ZHP Scan.

Please download Zhp Cleaner  to your desktop.  Right Click the icon and select run as administrator.




2. Once you have started the program, you will need to click the scanner button.


The program will close all open browsers!

3. Once the scan is completed, the you will want to click the Repair button.


At the end of the process you may be asked to reboot your machine. After you reboot a report will open on your desktop.

Copy and paste the report here in your next reply.

 Zemana Scan



Run a full scan with Zemana AntiMalware!

Install and select deep scan.


Remove any infections found.

Then click on the icon in the pic below.


Double click on the scan log, copy and paste here in your reply

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