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#1 Jettisawn

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 05:35 PM

OK so I said i would work on my friends laptop since he said he was having problems. Did he have lots of problems ... First thing i Notice is his Anti-virus was never actually installed and since i didn't have the key handy that came with the lap top I went ahead and got him a Anti-virus program downloaded and did a Boot scan and probably got ride of well over 1000 hits that it noticed without even being updated, I then updated it and continued the scan to get ride of more of it,

I notice that he had some pesky adware so i went ahead and downloaded spybotS&D and Ad-Aware updated and got ride of a lot more ... But then i noticed he had some other really Pesky adware. So an a attempt to cleanse his laptop and found Smitefraud fix and Vundo Fix got ride of most them and also got AVG anti-spyware to get rid of some of the others.

The problem is I am still having the occastionaly POP up or Win32: trojan-gen being caught by the Anti-virus i have installed, I can only think that there is still a few viruses,spyware, or adware that are not being caught by the those programs listed.

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:44 PM

Looks like you have been busy. I think your best bet is to post a Hijack This Log.
Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:47 PM

When someone runs a computer for probably several years without even the most elementary precautions against malware, his hard drive is bound to be mucked up. You have done him a heroic service by purging the computer of a lot of it and installing some useful applications; hopefully he will keep these updated and use them with your guidance.
There could be some residual files and malware, however, remaining. Posting a HJT log for analysis would be, especially since you have taken many of the preliminary steps, a wise move.

Here are the directions for the process:

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

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#4 Jettisawn

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:16 PM

Looks like you have been busy. I think your best bet is to post a Hijack This Log.
Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/



ok thanks I'll do that... Thanks for the help :thumbsup:




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