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Post by brick on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:39 pm

Hello,
good evening...I could use some direction and help. My husband's computer is a dell dimension 4500s. the hard drive died three months back, I installed a new hard drive at the end of august and every thing has been running great. This week my husband tells me the computer is freezing on him after start up. I check out the computer and the first thing I notice is he has not updated the malware and it was in fact off. I updated everything except the malware because it wouldn't let me. so I re downloaded a copy of it and ran a quick scan. It came up clean, avast came up clean, eset came up clean. Still having this issue of computer freezing. I ran the f12 hard drive diagnostic and it came up as 'pass'..so I am thinking this is not a hard drive issue (so far) . today I tried to remove the malwarebytes but it won't let me. It also will not let me run it either...I found under programs the chameleon part of the malwarebytes and although the first one did not work, the second one did, killing malicious processes...I was then able to update the malware and it is currently running a full scan. thus far no virus has been found. there isn't a whole lot on the computer, in fact it has 92percent available space left. It is a 4cpu 1.8ghz with only 2 gb of ram..not sure if you need any of that. It is also sp3.
Anyway, up to last week it seemed to start up quickly, transition from screen/site to site quickly...only this week did it suddenly start freezing up.
OH! I forgot, I tried to do a system restore to the beginning of the month when I knew he had not had any issues and it wouldn't let me...( which makes me think of some kind of virus, but perhaps a software issue...maybe?)

Only this evening did I use the chameleon program with malwarebytes and right now running the full scan. I have not tired to shut it down and restart it yet from the chameleon finding and "killing malicious processes". but my son thought as well as I did I should check with you all and see if there is more to do.

Ok...I hope I gave the right information...perhaps someone can help me

thank you for your time..

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Post by Dr Jay on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:45 pm

Hi there! Post the MBAM log once done, and then do the following please:

ComboFix

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Please save the file to your Desktop, but rename it first to svchost.exe

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  • It is important to rename ComboFix before the download.
  • Please do not rename ComboFix to other names, but only the one indicated.

After the download:

  • Close any open browsers.
  • Very Important: Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results". [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] if you don't know how.
  • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
  • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until ComboFix has completely finished.
  • If there is no Internet connection after running ComboFix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.

Running ComboFix:

  • Double click on svchost.exe & follow the prompts.
  • It will attempt to install the Recovery Console:


  • When ComboFix finishes, it will produce a report for you.
  • Please post the "C:\Combo-Fix.txt" in your next reply.

Troubleshooting ComboFix

Safe Mode:

If you still cannot get ComboFix to run, try booting into Safe Mode, and run it there.

(To boot into Safe Mode, tap F8 after BIOS, and just before the Windows
logo appears. A list of options will appear, select "Safe Mode.")

Re-downloading:

If this doesn't work either, try the same method (above method), but try to download it again, except name
ComboFix.exe to iexplore.exe, explorer.exe, or winlogon.exe.

Malware is known for blocking all "user" processes, except for its whitelist of system important processes such as iexplore.exe, explorer.exe, winlogon.exe.


NOTE: If you encounter a message "illegal operation attempted on registry key that has been marked for deletion" and no programs will run - please just reboot and that will resolve that error.


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Post by brick on Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:47 pm

good evening Dragonmaster Jay!

here is the malware log...funny thing to note, I suddenly have no search engines now on the tool bar...that is new...and frustrating... I will follow the next instruction with the combofix next. thanks!

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.0.1400
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Database version: v2012.09.15.06

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Administrator :: CHARLES-EVT1P5F [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

9/15/2012 6:08:49 PM
mbam-log-2012-09-15 (18-08-49).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 230638
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 23 minute(s), 44 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by brick on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:26 am

Hi Dragonmaster Jay...here is the combofix log...thanks so much for helping me

brick



ComboFix 12-09-15.02 - Administrator 09/15/2012 20:03:05.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1328 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
.
.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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c:\windows\system32\dllcache\dlimport.exe
c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wmpvis.dll
.
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2012-08-16 to 2012-09-16 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2012-08-28 15:08 . 2012-09-15 19:41 -------- d-----w- C:\MDT
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.
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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2012-07-02 17:49 . 2002-09-03 19:42 43520 ------w- c:\windows\system32\licmgr10.dll
2012-07-02 17:49 . 2002-09-03 19:40 1469440 ------w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2012-06-25 20:04 . 2012-06-25 20:04 1394248 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msxml4.dll
2012-09-01 20:39 . 2012-08-28 00:41 266720 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\browsercomps.dll
.
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
.
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shelliconoverlayidentifiers\00avast]
@="{472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24}]
2012-08-21 09:12 121528 ----a-w- c:\program files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashShell.dll
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SUPERAntiSpyware"="c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" [2012-08-28 4777856]
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SoundMAXPnP"="c:\program files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe" [2004-10-14 1404928]
"IgfxTray"="c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" [2005-01-23 155648]
"HotKeysCmds"="c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe" [2005-01-23 126976]
"avast"="c:\program files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" [2012-08-21 4282728]
"PDVDDXSrv"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe" [2007-06-08 128560]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2012-07-27 919008]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [2012-07-03 252848]
"Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"="c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" [2012-07-03 462920]
"BCMSMMSG"="BCMSMMSG.exe" [2003-08-29 122880]
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c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
OpenOffice.org 3.4.1.lnk - c:\program files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe [2012-8-13 1199104]
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c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Secunia PSI Tray.lnk - c:\program files\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe [2012-7-25 572000]
.
[hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\ShellExecuteHooks]
"{5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA}"= "c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL" [2011-07-19 113024]
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\!SASWinLogon]
2011-05-04 17:54 551296 ----a-w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\!SASCORE]
@=""
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[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile]
"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)
.
[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
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R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [8/27/2012 9:03 PM 729752]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [8/27/2012 9:03 PM 355632]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\sasdifsv.sys [7/22/2011 12:27 PM 12880]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [7/12/2011 5:55 PM 67664]
R2 !SASCORE;SAS Core Service;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore.exe [8/11/2011 7:38 PM 116608]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [8/27/2012 9:03 PM 21256]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [8/28/2012 12:24 PM 655944]
R2 Secunia PSI Agent;Secunia PSI Agent;c:\program files\Secunia\PSI\psia.exe [7/25/2012 4:46 AM 1326176]
R2 Secunia Update Agent;Secunia Update Agent;c:\program files\Secunia\PSI\sua.exe [7/25/2012 4:46 AM 681056]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys [8/28/2012 12:24 PM 22344]
R3 PSI;PSI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\psi_mf.sys [9/1/2010 4:30 AM 15544]
S3 AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc;Adobe Flash Player Update Service;c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [8/28/2012 11:12 AM 250568]
S3 MozillaMaintenance;Mozilla Maintenance Service;c:\program files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe [8/27/2012 8:41 PM 114144]
.
--- Other Services/Drivers In Memory ---
.
*NewlyCreated* - WS2IFSL
.
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
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2012-09-15 c:\windows\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
- c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-08-28 15:49]
.
2012-09-16 c:\windows\Tasks\avast! Emergency Update.job
- c:\program files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastEmUpdate.exe [2012-08-28 09:12]
.
.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
.
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 192.168.10.1
DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0t48tx25.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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**************************************************************************
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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Rootkit scan 2012-09-15 20:18
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS
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scanning hidden processes ...
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scanning hidden autostart entries ...
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scanning hidden files ...
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scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0
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**************************************************************************
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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
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[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1417001333-1644491937-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\User Preferences]
@Denied: (2) (Administrator)
"88D7D0879DAB32E14DE5B3A805A34F98AFF34F5977"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,
d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,fb,21,5f,e3,33,0e,dc,45,8f,a8,66,\
"2D53CFFC5C1A3DD2E97B7979AC2A92BD59BC839E81"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,
d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,fb,21,5f,e3,33,0e,dc,45,8f,a8,66,\
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{73C9DFA0-750D-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}]
@Denied: (A 2) (Everyone)
@="FlashBroker"
"LocalizedString"="@c:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\Macromed\\Flash\\FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_ActiveX.exe,-101"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{73C9DFA0-750D-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}\Elevation]
"Enabled"=dword:00000001
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{73C9DFA0-750D-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}\LocalServer32]
@="c:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\Macromed\\Flash\\FlashUtil32_11_4_402_265_ActiveX.exe"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\CLSID\{73C9DFA0-750D-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}\TypeLib]
@="{FAB3E735-69C7-453B-A446-B6823C6DF1C9}"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\Interface\{6AE38AE0-750C-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}]
@Denied: (A 2) (Everyone)
@="IFlashBroker5"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\Interface\{6AE38AE0-750C-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}\ProxyStubClsid32]
@="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Classes\Interface\{6AE38AE0-750C-11E1-B0C4-0800200C9A66}\TypeLib]
@="{FAB3E735-69C7-453B-A446-B6823C6DF1C9}"
"Version"="1.0"
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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------
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- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(572)
c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
c:\windows\system32\WININET.dll
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- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(1192)
c:\windows\system32\WININET.dll
c:\windows\system32\ieframe.dll
c:\windows\system32\webcheck.dll
c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
c:\windows\system32\PortableDeviceTypes.dll
c:\windows\system32\PortableDeviceApi.dll
c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL
c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\PDFShell.dll
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------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
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c:\program files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\wscntfy.exe
c:\windows\BCMSMMSG.exe
c:\program files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
c:\program files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
c:\program files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
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**************************************************************************
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Completion time: 2012-09-15 20:23:45 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2012-09-16 00:23
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Pre-Run: 232,234,004,480 bytes free
Post-Run: 232,607,006,720 bytes free
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WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
UnsupportedDebug="do not select this" /debug
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
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- - End Of File - - 929EEC7DB604AB6CC04F6CA56A7C1692

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Post by Dr Jay on Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:52 am

Might be a bit of adware involved. Do the following, and then we will probably have to reset the browser...

AdwCleaner Scan
Please download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] by Xplode onto your Desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete.
  • A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt as well - n is the order number.


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Post by brick on Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:30 pm

Good morning Dragonmaster Jay,
Here is the log from the Adwcleaner scan. I also wanted to mention I keep getting a message from Malwarebytes that his subscription has expired...yet I have a free edition loaded on the computer, of course it won't let me remove the malwarebytes from the add and remove part either...yet again, I was able to access the chameleon portion too...so the malware thing is seriously wonky. Still no search engines available, still does not give me the option to restore defaults either of the search engines...has something with a green lizard face on it (?) IDK what that is...anyhoo, here is the log...thanks again!

brick

# AdwCleaner v2.001 - Logfile created 09/16/2012 at 09:20:56
# Updated 09/09/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : Administrator - CHARLES-EVT1P5F
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****


***** [Registry] *****


***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

Restored : [HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Restored : [HKU\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Restored : [HKU\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v15.0 (en-US)

Profile name : default
File : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0t48tx25.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1203 octets] - [16/09/2012 09:20:56]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1263 octets] ##########

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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by Dr Jay on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:44 am


  • Download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and save it on your desktop.
  • Quit all programs
  • Start RogueKiller.exe.
  • Wait until Prescan has finished ...
  • Click on Scan




  • Wait for the end of the scan.
  • The report has been created on the desktop.
  • Click on the Delete button.




  • The report has been created on the desktop.


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  • The report has been created on the desktop.

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Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:41 pm

Dragonmaster jay, I clicked on the link, it took me to a screen that was written in not english, but looked like your screen shot...I ended up downloaded a pdf converter? no scan.....when I reopened firefox it now says babylon home page...ok...so this sucks...right? what shall I do? I am going to attempt to remove the pdf converter, but I have not been able to remove anything from the add and remove area.

thanks


ok, because it was not in english I didn't see the link for the rogue killer...I have now found it and have downloaded on the desk top and will begin scan...

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Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:18 pm

here are three reports from the scan requested...I did manage to remove the babylon stuff in the add and remove, but it keeps coming up at the home page and search engine, which I don't want...sorry for that mistake...can you help me get rid of that too?

thanks

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report 1:

RogueKiller V8.0.3 [09/13/2012] by Tigzy
mail: tigzyRKgmailcom
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Operating System: Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 3) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Administrator [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 09/17/2012 10:07:41

Bad processes : 3
[SUSP PATH][DLL] explorer.exe -- C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe : c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\browse~1\22643~1.41\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll -> UNLOADED
[SUSP PATH] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]

Registry Entries : 3
[HJPOL] HKLM\[...]\System : DisableRegistryTools (0) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND
[APPINIT][SUSP PATH] HKLM\[...]\Windows : AppInit_DLLs (c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\browse~1\22643~1.41\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll) -> FOUND

Particular Files / Folders:

Driver : [LOADED]

Infection :

HOSTS File:
--> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost


MBR Check:

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] d1201f7ecea7ad9b9095d318be259fcc
[BSP] ead3f85f42e205703ebf375ab6d31d48 : Windows XP MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 63 | Size: 238464 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

Finished : << RKreport[1].txt >>
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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:19 pm

report number 2:

RogueKiller V8.0.3 [09/13/2012] by Tigzy
mail: tigzyRKgmailcom
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Operating System: Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 3) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Administrator [Admin rights]
Mode : Remove -- Date : 09/17/2012 10:10:54

Bad processes : 6
[SUSP PATH][DLL] explorer.exe -- C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe : c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\browse~1\22643~1.41\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll -> UNLOADED
[SUSP PATH] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH][DLL] explorer.exe -- C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.dll -> UNLOADED
[RESIDUE] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[RESIDUE] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]

Registry Entries : 3
[HJPOL] HKLM\[...]\System : DisableRegistryTools (0) -> DELETED
[HJ DESK] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> REPLACED (0)
[APPINIT][SUSP PATH] HKLM\[...]\Windows : AppInit_DLLs (c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\browse~1\22643~1.41\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll) -> REPLACED ()

Particular Files / Folders:

Driver : [LOADED]

Infection :

HOSTS File:
--> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost


MBR Check:

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] d1201f7ecea7ad9b9095d318be259fcc
[BSP] ead3f85f42e205703ebf375ab6d31d48 : Windows XP MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 63 | Size: 238464 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

Finished : << RKreport[2].txt >>
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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:20 pm

report number 3:

RogueKiller V8.0.3 [09/13/2012] by Tigzy
mail: tigzyRKgmailcom
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Operating System: Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 3) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Administrator [Admin rights]
Mode : Shortcuts HJfix -- Date : 09/17/2012 10:11:33

Bad processes : 6
[SUSP PATH][DLL] explorer.exe -- C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe : c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\browse~1\22643~1.41\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll -> UNLOADED
[SUSP PATH] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH][DLL] explorer.exe -- C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.dll -> UNLOADED
[RESIDUE] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[RESIDUE] browsemngr.exe -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Browser Manager\2.2.643.41\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]

Driver : [LOADED]

File attributes restored:
Desktop: Success 0 / Fail 0
Quick launch: Success 0 / Fail 0
Programs: Success 5 / Fail 0
Start menu: Success 0 / Fail 0
User folder: Success 62 / Fail 0
My documents: Success 0 / Fail 0
My favorites: Success 0 / Fail 0
My pictures: Success 0 / Fail 0
My music: Success 0 / Fail 0
My videos: Success 0 / Fail 0
Local drives: Success 53 / Fail 0
Backup: [NOT FOUND]

Drives:
[A:] \Device\Floppy0 -- 0x2 --> Skipped
[C:] \Device\HarddiskVolume1 -- 0x3 --> Restored
[D:] \Device\CdRom0 -- 0x5 --> Skipped

Infection :

Finished : << RKreport[3].txt >>
RKreport[1].txt ; RKreport[2].txt ; RKreport[3].txt




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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:30 pm

so sorry for this stupid babylon stuff...listed under programs is this thing called 'browser manager' it gives me the option to uninstall, asking me to type the coded letters and then tells me it is invalid letters...obviously it is connected with the babylon...how do i get rid of this lovely pain in the......?

thank you so much and sorry for the addition of that thing..

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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by Dr Jay on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:38 pm

AdwCleaner Scan
Please download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] by Xplode onto your Desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete.
  • A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt as well - n is the order number.



ESET Online Scan

Please run a free online scan with the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use
  • Click Start
  • When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install, or it will ask to download an installer. Please do so an install it.
  • Click Start or wait for the scanner to load.
  • Make sure that the options Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications are checked.
  • Click Scan (This scan can take several hours, so please be patient)
  • Once the scan is completed, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:
  • 1. If NO threats were found, allow the scanner to Uninstall on close and then close the Window.
  • 2. If threats WERE detected, click on List of Threats Found, Export to Text File...save it as ESET-Scan-Log.txt. Click the back button/link, put a checkmark to Uninstall Application on Close and then close the window.
  • Open the logfile from wherever you saved it
  • Copy and paste the contents in your next reply.


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Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:11 pm

here is the adwcleaner scan file. Will run the eset scan next...thanks!

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# AdwCleaner v2.002 - Logfile created 09/17/2012 at 17:07:08
# Updated 16/09/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : Administrator - CHARLES-EVT1P5F
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****

File Deleted : C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\babylon.xml
File Deleted : C:\user.js
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Babylon

***** [Registry] *****

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\DataMngr
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0ECDF796-C2DC-4D79-A620-CCE0C0A66CC9}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{98889811-442D-49DD-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Babylon
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\BabylonToolbar
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\BrowserMngr
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{BDB69379-802F-4EAF-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\DataMngr
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{15D2D75C-9CB2-4EFD-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2EECD738-5844-4A99-B4B6-146BF802613B}

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

Restored : [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes - DefaultScope]
Replaced : [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main - Start Page] = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] --> [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Replaced : [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main - BrowserMngr Start Page] = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] --> [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Replaced : [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURls - Tabs] = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] --> [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v15.0.1 (en-US)

Profile name : default
File : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0t48tx25.default\prefs.js

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0t48tx25.default\user.js ... Deleted !

Deleted : user_pref("avg.install.userHPSettings", "hxxp://search.babylon.com/?affID=110790&tt=120912_cpc_3812_[...]
Deleted : user_pref("avg.install.userSPSettings", "Search the web (Babylon)");
Deleted : user_pref("browser.newtab.url", "hxxp://search.babylon.com/?affID=110790&tt=120912_cpc_3812_4&babsrc[...]
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.admin", false);
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.aflt", "babsst");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.appId", "{BDB69379-802F-4eaf-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.autoRvrt", "false");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.dfltLng", "en");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.excTlbr", false);
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.id", "5049efd10000000000000008a1149c96");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.instlDay", "15600");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.instlRef", "sst");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.prdct", "BabylonToolbar");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.prtnrId", "babylon");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.tlbrId", "tb9");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.tlbrSrchUrl", "hxxp://search.babylon.com/?babsrc=TB_def&mntrId=[...]
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.vrsn", "1.6.9.12");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar.vrsni", "1.6.9.12");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.babExt", "");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.babTrack", "affID=110790&tt=120912_cpc_3812_4");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.newTab", false);
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.smplGrp", "none");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.srcExt", "ss");
Deleted : user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.vrsnTs", "1.6.9.128:36:04");

-\\ Google Chrome v [Unable to get version]

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1332 octets] - [16/09/2012 09:20:56]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [4765 octets] - [17/09/2012 17:07:08]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [4825 octets] ##########

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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by brick on Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:51 pm

ok here is the eset scanner log:

thanks

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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\temp\27B9FB51-BAB0-7891-AAEB-0736C39798FD\Latest\MyBabylonTB.exe Win32/Toolbar.Babylon application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Program Files\PDFCreator\message.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.A application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{576B78B1-2976-4E69-A86E-C96F7017EB28}\RP46\A0028605.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AP application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{576B78B1-2976-4E69-A86E-C96F7017EB28}\RP46\A0030689.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.A application cleaned by deleting - quarantined

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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:18 am

Hi! It should be gone now... If there are no more issues, then we shall finish up!

Clean up System Restore

Now, to get you off to a clean start, we will be creating a new Restore Point, then clearing the old ones to make sure you do not get reinfected, in case you need to "restore back."
  • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > System Restore.
  • On the dialogue box that appears select Create a Restore Point
  • Click NEXT
  • Enter a name e.g. Clean
  • Click CREATE

You now have a clean restore point, to get rid of the bad ones:
  • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk Cleanup.
  • In the Drop down box that appears select your main drive e.g. C
  • Click OK
  • The System will do some calculation and the display a dialogue box with TABS
  • Select the More Options Tab.
  • At the bottom will be a system restore box with a CLEANUP button click this
  • Accept the Warning and select OK again, the program will close and you are done


Run OTC to remove our tools

To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created, please do the following:
Please download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] by OldTimer:
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click OTC.exe.
  • Click the CleanUp! button.
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

Note: If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

Purge old temporary files

Download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and save it to your Desktop - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

When the file has been saved, go to your Desktop and double-click on ccsetupxxx_slim.exe
Follow the prompts to install the program.

* Double-click the CCleaner shortcut on the desktop to start the program.
* Click on the Options block on the left, then choose Cookies.
* Under Cookies to Delete, highlight any cookies you would like to retain permanently
* Click the right arrow > to move them to the Cookies to Keep window.
* Go into Options > Advanced & uncheck Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours
* Click Cleaner on the left then Run Cleaner on the right to run the program.
* Important: Make sure that ALL browser windows are closed before selecting Run Cleaner

Caution: Only use the Registry feature if you are very familiar with the registry.
Always back up your registry before making any changes. Exit CCleaner after it has completed it's process.

Security Check

Please download Security Check by screen317 from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by brick on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:06 pm

good morning dragonmaster Jay!

I asked the hubby how it went this morning and he thought it was working great. I have followed the instructions above and will post the log for the security check. I want to mention I still can remove from add and remove the malwarebytes program . I get a message Runtime error (at 1:0) cannot import all: c/programfiles/malwarebytes.

yet: the malware updates and scans and does what it should...so I don't know what to do about that. I wanted to remove it because I keep getting the message from start up that the trial period is over on the malwarebytes and I am just trying to avoid confusing the hubby even more.
Also, do you mind if I post a comment at the GeekPolice at facebook? You all do such a service and if a good comment will help I would like to.

thanks

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Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.51
Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
Internet Explorer 8
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Enabled!
avast! Antivirus
Antivirus up to date!
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
SUPERAntiSpyware
Secunia PSI (3.0.0.3001)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.62.0.1300
CCleaner
Java(TM) 6 Update 34
Java 7 Update 6
Java version out of Date!
Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265
Adobe Reader X (10.1.4)
Mozilla Firefox (15.0.1)
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe
AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe
AVAST Software Avast avastUI.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 2%
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

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Post by Dr Jay on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:07 pm

Go for it for FB...

Please do the following:


  • Download and run mbam-clean.exe from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
  • It will ask to restart your computer, please allow it to do so very important
  • After the computer restarts, temporarily disable your Anti-Virus and install the latest version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

    • Note: You will need to reactivate the program using the license you were sent via email if using the Pro version
    • Launch the program and set the Protection and Registration. Then go to the UPDATE tab if not done during installation and check for updates.
      Restart the computer again and verify that MBAM is in the task tray if using the Pro version. Now setup any file exclusions as may be required in your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security/Firewall applications and restart your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security applications. You may use the guides posted in the FAQ's [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or ask and we'll explain how to do it.



Java Update!

Please download the newest version of Java from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

Before installing: it is important to remove older versions of Java since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.
Go to the Control Panel and enter Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista/7).
Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment). Please uninstall/remove each of them.

Once old versions are gone, please install the newest version.

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Post by brick on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:33 pm

Dragonmaster Jay,

I took care of the above, removed all the old java, updated java, the malwarebytes cleaner worked perfectly and downloaded a new one and updated it. Finally, put a comment on the facebook.

everything seems to be working perfectly...

let's stick a fork in it, this baby is done...(smile)

thanks so much to working through this with me..

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Solved Re: Not sure what it might be....xp sp 3 freezing after start up

Post by Dr Jay on Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:07 pm

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Dr Jay
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