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Slow Computer - No Visible Malware

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#1 Chida


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:42 PM

Hi there; hoping someone can help. I've been working on a friend's computer for almost two weeks now, trying to rid it of a host of malware infections. So far, I have removed (I think), CoolWebSearch, AboutBlank, Myzor, and several other trojans and an un-named virus that Norton caught. It has taken so long because these nasty little critters keep re-generating. I've run Norton, Ad-Aware, Spybot, which
all currently come up clean. Before getting to this point, I also ran CWShredder, AboutBuster, and Noadware, which also came up clean. I've looked at the registry, deleted temp files, deleted downloaded game programs, and anything else I could think of. Every scan now comes up clean. However, this system is slower than cold molasses. It takes minutes, not seconds, for a program to launch. Last night, it took over an hour just to power up and launch Norton. There is a program shown in Control Panel, called BDE Adminstrator, that seems to be a Borland Database Engine. I'm not familiar with this program and can't
remove it; it doesn't show up in "remove programs" and I can't locate it in "program files". Don't know if it's causing any problems anyway as it does not seem to be in startup either. Right now, you can click on the start button, go get coffee, read a few pages of the newspaper and play with the dog for a few minutes before the next window pops open. Something is drastically wrong. Help please, I'm out of ideas. Thanks.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:08 PM

it does sound like a malware related issue and you should probably post a hijackthis log for an expert to inspect.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:21 AM

Read Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, >at this link<.
Do not, post it in this topic.
Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, as these people are volunteers. They will help you, as soon as possible.

Once you post your log, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it more difficult to properly clean your system.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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