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Can Only Be Described As Refreshing Background..

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#1 randomjo2


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 02:38 AM

Alright, it started with the missing Ibm00001.exe error file message. I fixed that using the nifty search button. Then for some reason, my computer started to act reallly slow and began to refresh the desktop icons and menu bar, but no error message showed. Only in safe mode is it running at normal speed and not refreshing now.

I have followed the instructions of the "Slow computer sticky" CCleaner, Defrag, AVG, A2, PC tools, Norton anti-virus, Stinger.
Since this only applies to a normal bootup, I think its a malicious program that starts.

So lets refresh the symptoms(no pun intended): On a normal bootup, it becomes as slow as an old lady driving a car with add. No programs can be opened, no windows will appear. Screen icons and "Start taskbar" with the icons will constantly refresh between 5-30 seconds. No virus was detected using A2, AVG, Norton, PC Tools, STinger. Cleared all Caches etc with CCleaner and used SpeeDefrag.

Please Help?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:22 AM

You are or were infected with the Torpig.C Trojan

This trojan can be very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums. You should consider all your passwords to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. Do not change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.

please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:57 AM


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Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:50 AM

The HJT log having been posted in the HJT Team Forum, this topic is now closed. If, after a Team Member has helped you get rid of the malware, you still have problems, please PM any BC Moderator to re-open this topic.
In the meantime, please refrain from making significant changes to your computer, because this could invalidate the data in the log.

Note: Thread re-opened at Member's request.

Edited by jgweed, 09 April 2007 - 07:18 PM.

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