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Had Department of Justice money pack virus. Now computer is acting strange. Could someone take a look at my hijackthis log?

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by wheelstb, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    Thanks, I'll check out the RAM and report back.

    I've noticed that overtime performance seems to degrade and it seems like reinstalling Windows is the only way to fix the problem. I was hoping that was not my problem although, I was kind of thinking it could be the problem.

    What opinion do you guys have on operating systems degrading over time? Some people seem to think it is a phenomenon that exist and other people seem to think it's garbage.
     
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    i ran xp pro for over 4 years with no reinstalls.i dont believe that an operating system just degrades over time.i do however believe that we cause our own problems as far as performance goes.regular maintenance ie defrags [although windows 7 doesnt seem to need this near as much],disk cleaning,registry cleaning etc is as important as it comes.and,as 2old says,good antivirus,malware,spyware programs.and lastly,although it probably should be first,common sense.in conclusion,i see no good reason to wipe ones hard drive and reinstall windows at all.
     
  4. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    I agree. Staying on top of regular maintenance is important. I did a fairly good job of staying on top of my necessary maintenance. But I am still experiencing a slowdown.
     
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    If you look at the logs of the programs I had you run and count the number of deleted malware, crapware and orphaned registry entries that were deleted, they don't indicate Necessary Maintenance has been done!

    I agree with aldan that you should Never have to re-install Windows just because your computer is running slow.

    I have NEVER reformatted or reinstalled the OS on a computer because it was slow and I have been building and using computers since the late 1960's.
    My first store bought computer, not counting the mainframes I build before they were available was a Radio Shack Model I with 16 kilobytes of memory and an Intel Z80 processor that ran at 1.4 Mega Hertz. There is always a reason for a slowdown. Be it software, hardware, memory, fragmented drive, driver settings or whatever.

    Which reminds me of something I overlooked - You may have a load of tracking cookies.
    Run SuperAntiSpyware, you have it on your computer, and post the log here.

    2oG
     
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  6. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    I built the computer three or four years ago. I was Staying on top of the maintenance for quite some time. Then, I noticed a slowdown that I could not figure out. Foolishly from that point I let the maintenance laps. But for a while it was shipshape :)

    I am a recent graduate and I had a bunch of stuff from when I was in school that I really don't need any more and a bunch of other programs that I installed that I don't need. I was going to start with a fresh install partly because there's something refreshing about starting from scratch, at least for me. But I am still on the job search and I know that with a fresh install sooner or later I will find something important that I forgot to backup. For some reason I decided it was a good idea to wait until I got a job, that way if something would be handy for the job search it wouldn't come up missing.

    I typically like leaving cookies because I have difficulty typing and it makes it a little bit easier. But I will run super anti-spyware in the morning and post the results.

    Happy new year!
     
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    SAS does not delete ALL of the cookies - just the trackers... I am sure now that you have a butt load of them.. :)
     
  8. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    Thanks I did not think about that but, you are right it only removes the tracking cookies.

    I don't have a butt load of cookies, what is bigger than a butt load that is what I have. :)

    I'm calling it a night for real this time. I will check my RAM and report the results as well as run super anti-spyware and report those results in the morning.

    Thanks
     
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  9. 2oldGeek

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    Show the LOG! Chicken....
     
  10. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    LOL.

    It takes at least 40 minutes to complete the scan and I intended to go to bed earlier than I did. Here is my log

    Actually, I didn't see a way to get the log. So I will just report the results. My definition were completely up-to-date. The only objects found were 73 tracking cookies.

    As soon as I complete this post I'm going to run the memory testing program and report those results as well.
     
  11. 2oldGeek

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    Hey wheels, I’m not as dumb as I look.. You can get the Log from the home page of SAS by clicking on “view scan logs” and copy/past it here. That’s just a cop out because you don’t want us to see the Porn sites etc. that you been poking around in… [​IMG]


    2oG

    “May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far”
     
  12. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    @Geek

    After some "poking" (pun completely intended) around I was able to find the log. But it wasn't on the main screen for me. I found it under the preferences button then I clicked on the statistics/log tab.



    I ran the memory testing program after one pass it came up with no errors. Is one pass sufficient, how many passes should I have done?

    Thanks

    Here is my SAS log

    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
    http://www.superantispyware.com

    Generated 01/01/2013 at 01:39 PM

    Application Version : 4.56.1000

    Core Rules Database Version : 8206
    Trace Rules Database Version: 6018

    Scan type : Complete Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:54:07

    Memory items scanned : 807
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 9188
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 53634
    File threats detected : 73

    Adware.Tracking Cookie
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\RKV05W4A.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\PBNKA0HI.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\1IIBKOJJ.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Q61WZG10.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\6GYJFLWU.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\THBNZ21S.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\SOCLKC5K.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Y3JK2J3V.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\20G9DQNC.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\4DTL1U35.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\D1PYD2H0.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\0T6OK2BT.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\YCEKIVUO.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\W7EDNFOY.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\HZL1ZOZB.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\TF8T4408.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\QDKRCOED.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\ROFT0DE4.txt
    C:\Users\Tommy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\CKL46JRI.txt
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  13. 2oldGeek

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    @wheels, lol, sorry about the little porn site gig I threw in, all in fun. just being factious and not malicious.

    did you check the size of your mem to see if you have all that you are supposed to have and that a stick hasn't gone bad or got knocked out of the socket?

    I don't see any browser except IE. have you tried Firefox? you can down load it and transfer your IE settings to it just to see if that helps. I prefer it to anything else, it's fast and the most secure browser out there...

    2oG
     
  14. wheelstb

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    No problem. Even though it is hard to convey sarcasm through the Internet I figured out and got a little chuckle. :)

    I have had Firefox but, as I may or may not have said earlier I use speech recognition software to do a lot of typing, but is why I do not always delete my cookies. Internet Explorer is far more compatible with my speech recognition than is Firefox. Who knows, I might give it a try. You really don't need to type all that much when you are on the web anyway.

    I have a suspicion that I need to update my bios. When I bought my computer parts my motherboard was purchased as an open box item from Newegg. I suspect I need to update my bios because when I put the computer to sleep the second of my 3 hard drives completely disappears. I have put off doing it until now because when I first looked into it for several people were having problems damaging their motherboard trying to update the bios within the Windows environment with a flash drive.

    According to the manufacturer there are other ways to update the BIOS but the foolproof method involves 14 steps and you had to be able to physically unplug the computer for whatever reason. I use a wheelchair so it would have been difficult for me to do this. Do you know of anyone who has updated their bios with an asus p6t motherboard using a flash drive? I don't think it will completely alleviate all of my difficulties. But it might help.
    Thanks
     
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    To better answer your first questio, I have Internet Explore, Google Chrome And Minefield. I don't know why they were not showing up. Sometimes things do not work well with Internet Explorer I find it handy to have a another browser. Although, I barely use them, I mainly use Internet Explorer.
     
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    I knew you were disabled, but didn’t know to what extent. I can empathize with you but try not to sympathize. I spent 10yrs in a chair from an auto accident that left me paralyzed on one side because of a fractured scull. At that time there was no speech recognition software and no internet. I had been a programmer on an IBM 65 computer for a Railroad Co. so, during those 10 years I built a main frame computer and learned several programming languages, bought one of the first desktop home computers that came out, a TRS80 Model I. For me, it’s over now and I thank God every day for his grace and blessings that pulled me through it.
    I have no idea what to tell you on this but will be here to help you if at all possible..
    And, IE is NOT my thing.. I stay as far away from it as possible. If I didn't have to have it on my computer to get MS Updates -- I would delete it. LOL

    2oG
     
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    Thanks for sharing your story. It's always interesting to hear what other people have dealt with. If it wasn't for the compatibility of speech recognition software, I think I would stay away from IE.

    It doesn't seem to be as compatible as other Internet browsers or poor have user-friendly is a better way to put it.



    Have you heard of anyone having difficulty updating their bios using a flash drive with the Asus motherboards?

    Thank you again for all of your help and timely responses. I really appreciate it.
     
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    Gee, I haven’t updated BIOS in so long I would have to pull out all my old notes just to see how to go about it….

    My Gigabyte board has backup bios that kicks in if the bios is corrupt or damaged.
    It also has 2 methods of updating, Qflash and @Bios. I don’t remember how, but have all the instructions close at hand.

    As far as Asus is concerned, I haven’t used one since they were having some problems several years ago. About the only MOBO that I use now is Gigabyte and have had great luck with them and a lot of support from the Co. when needed.

    I am an IT director and “go-to-guy” for a Hotel chain, so what I enjoy doing is tweaking my home computers to a level that I couldn’t get away with at work…
    The computer I am on now is a Gigabyte 880GA with an AMD x4 960T opened to 6 cores and over clocked to 4.5 GHz. 2 monitors, 24" Acer wide screen and 16" HP. That way I can keep up with about 6 or 8 things running at the same time… 

    At 70, I’m just thankful to wake up “this side of the dirt” each morning.. [​IMG]


    2oG
     
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    I think I'll just go with it and try to update within the Windows environment using a flash drive. They have had several years to work out the kinks. For my sake I hope they have done so.

    I have noticed that the computer boots and gets to a fully functioning state faster than it used to, at least I think it does. So I thank you for your help. If I still can't get it working as quickly as I remember it did I might just have to go with a reformat. Stupidly, I did not make a backup image of my OS hard drive. I don't know why I chose not to do that.

    You're right, more of us young or "more experienced" should take the stance that if we wake up above ground it's a good day and we should make it as good of a day as we possibly can.


    There is one thing that throughout this entire process that I have never understood. Can you explain it to me? What color does a Smurf turn when you choke it? :)
     
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    A family joke. My Son-in-law's name is Steve Murphy and I always call him "smurphy". When I get ticked off at him, I'll say, What color does a Smurf turn when you choke him? Well, you're about to find out! [​IMG]

    What is the processor you're running, how much memory and mem speed?

    2oG
     
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    Now I understand. I have heard people say that many times before. I had no idea what they meant.

    My processor is an I 7 930. I have 6 GB of RAM the speed of the RAM if 1333 MHz.
     

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