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#1 Banks

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:01 PM



Hello fellow members. :thumbsup:

Well yes, I have a Sony Viao. And I dont know why but recently the internet has been going really slow.
I also have the ad-aware deleter and Ive been using it every week since Ive gotten my computer fixed and the most recent time I used it, it caught one critical object, and when I went to delete it, it said the file could not be deleted. Does anyone know what that could be? And also a way to make my laptop faster? :flowers:

Please and thanks.




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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:14 PM

Banks... what highschool did you go to? Anyhow, what was the critical object that ad-aware caught? If it's serious enough it's probably the cause to your slowing down computer, go to the hijackthis part of the website. Follow the instructions on the forums to create a hijack log.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:14 PM



Hello fellow members. :thumbsup:

Well yes, I have a Sony Viao. And I dont know why but recently the internet has been going really slow.
I also have the ad-aware deleter and Ive been using it every week since Ive gotten my computer fixed and the most recent time I used it, it caught one critical object, and when I went to delete it, it said the file could not be deleted. Does anyone know what that could be? And also a way to make my laptop faster? :flowers:

Please and thanks.



Well slow down can be caused by a many things but i can tell you this. My brother just had this problem and i told him to go to start>programs>assesories>disk cleanup and remove all the temp files that are there. He did an immediately saw a great improvement in speed. Just my two cents.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:45 PM




Hello fellow members. :thumbsup:

Well yes, I have a Sony Viao. And I dont know why but recently the internet has been going really slow.
I also have the ad-aware deleter and Ive been using it every week since Ive gotten my computer fixed and the most recent time I used it, it caught one critical object, and when I went to delete it, it said the file could not be deleted. Does anyone know what that could be? And also a way to make my laptop faster? :flowers:

Please and thanks.



Well slow down can be caused by a many things but i can tell you this. My brother just had this problem and i told him to go to start>programs>assesories>disk cleanup and remove all the temp files that are there. He did an immediately saw a great improvement in speed. Just my two cents.




If I do that will there be any chance at all it could damage my computer or delete something I didnt want it to delete? Because I remember doing that a while ago, and then afterwards it didnt let me go on the internet...And to the other guy why do you wanna know what high school I go to? Just a question.. :trumpet: :inlove:

MRU List-7 Objects

Win32. Trojandownloader.Zlob ( 1 objects total)

Category-MALWARE!!


^^thats some of the stuff it said, should I post the scan log?



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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:51 PM

Haha, no reason, you remind me of a person I went to school with. No reprecussions will happen by deleting the temp, however, you should probably do that later, First I would like you to go to the HijackThis part of the forum, you are infected, and it won't be pretty unless ya get fixed up, adaware is not doing enough, you need to check on things such as AVG and Spybot... but if you go to the hijack, they will take care of the rest, and your computer will be good as new.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:03 PM

follow the instructions in the link below to post a Hijack This Log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:07 PM



Oh well I doubt it because Im still in High School, and Im guessing your not?

Well allright Ill go overthere and do it...hopefully its not too hard for m3. :thumbsup:



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Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:03 AM

Win32. Trojandownloader.Zlob ( 1 objects total) is malware and that means you have a malware infection. It could indeed slow down your computer but it can cause all kinds of other problems as well.

Run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program’s malware definitions before you scan and allowing both to fix what they find.

If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:

*AdAware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your malware infection.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.


A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

NOTE
Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make your computer to be different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria the HJT Team has when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having had 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log that requires help might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

After you post your log, please do not make any changes to your computer. Discontinue trying to delete anything with any program as changes will make your HJT log obsolete and waste valuable time spent by our HJT experts analyzing the log made innacurate by changes and therefore their plan formulated to address the problems will also be obsolete.

If after 5 days you still have gotten no response, then post a re-request and a link to your HJT log HERE.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic14717.html

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:56 PM



Well yes, I am really slow when it comes to computers..and I mean really slow...Well I downloaded both Ad-Aware and the Spybot, and I deleted all the problems and the computer is still going PAINFULLY slow, it seems to be decreasing its speed everyday...And the Ad-Aware is the only deleter that caught the Malware though it said it couldnt delete it because the process is currently running or something like that and it asked me if i wanted it to try and delete the file the next time I reboot my computer? So can I delete it then?

Oh and could the disk cleaner method make my computer any faster? Im afraid to try it, because I am really bad luck when it comes to computers.



Edited by Banks, 25 September 2006 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:47 PM

Yes - it will delete it before Windows loads the program that is stopping it from being deleted because it's running.

Run Spybot and then post the HJT log following the instructions above.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:54 PM



Is it natural for spybot to take 2 hours to finish?

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 02:21 PM

Whats the HJT log? Well the spybot finally finished and it doesnt say anything..just that it found 23 problems.

Edit: Oh well that was on the search and destroy part, but i just went to the RECOVERY part and there were two more things in there.

Spyquake2

and

Vcodec.eMedia

Do I recover the selected items or purge them?

Edited by Banks, 01 October 2006 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:32 PM

You purge them, and then reboot and follow the directions in my post above about posting a HJT log.

Your computer is infected and the infection can keep spreading itself.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 04:57 PM



Ok I just went here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

And is it REALLY necissary to download and do all that stuff to fix the malware?




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Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:46 PM

Feel free to skip any of the steps that you don't like. But please don't blame us if your computer doesn't get fixed.
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