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#1 KClaisse

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 05:11 AM

Well, as people should get checkups with their doctor, I feel that I should "checkup" on my computer's "health".
This is by no means a priority thread, so if someone has a real problem, they should just go right on ahead.

I have had no recent problems with my computer, other than my time always being wrong (my BIOS is set incorrectly). But I did have a brush with Downloader-AUX about 5 months ago, but that all seems to be gone.


Spybot and Adaware both turn up nothing.
Here's my Hijackthis log


So again, this is by no means a priority thread. Just want to see if I'm clean.

I haven't used any realtime virus software at all. Only thing I use is Adwatch. Thats it. I do scan every month though. And most importantly, I don't use IE.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:06 AM

Well My advise would be to install a Virus program then. Do a full system scan. There are free ones out there that are really good such as AVG Free, Avast to name just a couple.

Also run a Disk Cleanup and defrag to get out all of the non needed files that are taking up space. If you have not done a defrag in a while I would say you may need to do it a couple of times to get the best effect.

After you have done this see how the system is running and see if it has made a differance.
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 10:13 AM

Do as projectfocus has advised. Not having an anti-virus application on your computer is really asking for trouble. Be sure to update its definitions and then have it thoroughly scan your hard drive.
Then read the instructions for posting a (new) HJT log here:

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

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 10:40 AM

Get an anti-virus program immediately!
I would be amazed if you are not already infected running on the internet without a resident av program!

Antivirus programs - freeware
(you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG Free:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

Avast Anti-virus freeware
http://www.komando.com/bestshareware.asp

I would also recommend that you run the Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
(You must use Internet Explorer for this to work)
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 01:47 PM

But was that hijackthis log clean?

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 08:20 PM

I just scrubbed a Trojan out of my Firefox cache yesterday - lucky that I had an anti-virus!

Here's a good, free one: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/28415/lng/us/tpl/v5
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:22 AM

I'm not too big on anti-virus.
I have so far been going strong.
But is there anything in my hijack this log that would be cause for concern?

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:12 PM

Correctly interpreting a HJT log is best left to experienced experts, who can use it to identify malware and then help you get rid of it. Please read and follow the directions for posting a (new) log to the appropriate forum:

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

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