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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by Superdave on 29th November 2012, 7:21 pm

Perhaps there is another firewall I can try? Or maybe I can unistall COMODO and install another free Antivirus?
That would be a good idea. Here's a list of free AV's. I especially like MicroSoft Security Essentials. Very lite-weight and effective.

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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by furyofdawolfx on 2nd December 2012, 3:19 am

Hello,

Everything seems to be working fine right now. Any further steps you recommend?

Thanks,
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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by furyofdawolfx on 2nd December 2012, 4:19 am

spoke to soon. Google Chrome is having trouble visiting websites..

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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by Superdave on 2nd December 2012, 11:07 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:spoke to soon. Google Chrome is having trouble visiting websites..
What sort of trouble; redirecting or can't access the site?

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Post by furyofdawolfx on 4th December 2012, 3:54 am

as of right now. google chrome is okay. It did not let me go to some sites (like this one) yesterday.

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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by Superdave on 4th December 2012, 6:59 pm

Ok. We can do some cleanup.

To uninstall ComboFix


  • Click the Start button. Click Run. For Vista: type in Run in the Start search, and click on Run in the results pane.
  • In the field, type in ComboFix /uninstall




(Note: Make sure there's a space between the word ComboFix and the forward-slash.)


  • Then, press Enter, or click OK.
  • This will uninstall ComboFix, delete its folders and files, hides System files and folders, and resets System Restore.

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To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created do the following:
Double click OTL.exe.

  • Click the CleanUp button.
  • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
  • 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.
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Click Start> Computer> right click the C Drive and choose Properties> enter
Click Disk Cleanup from there.



Click OK on the Disk Cleanup Screen.
Click Yes on the Confirmation screen.



This runs the Disk Cleanup utility along with other selections if you have chosen any. (if you had a lot System Restore points, you will see a significant change in the free space in C drive)
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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by furyofdawolfx on 6th December 2012, 3:54 am

Hello,

After uninstalling combo fix and doing a disk cleanup, I started browsing the web for about 5 minutes and all of sudden google chrome stopped working. I started Internet explorer and the same thing happened... So I decided to run a quick scan with PC Tools and got the following:

12/5/2012 10:39:45 PM:781
Scan Finished
Scan Type - Intelli-Scan
Scan Time - 6 mins 28 secs
Items Processed - 4965
Threats Detected - 4
Infections Detected - 16
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:265
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Adware.Advertising
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - casalemedia.com/ casalemedia.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:281
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Adware.Advertising
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - statcounter.com/ statcounter.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:281
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Adware.Advertising
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - burstnet.com/ burstnet.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:515
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Application.TrackingCookies
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - chango.com/ chango.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:531
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Application.TrackingCookies
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - dmtracker.com/ dmtracker.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:531
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Application.TrackingCookies
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - revsci.net/ revsci.net
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:531
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Application.TrackingCookies
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - specificclick.net/ specificclick.net
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:531
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Application.TrackingCookies
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Low
Infection - insightexpressai.com/ insightexpressai.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - quantserve.com/ quantserve.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - intellitxt.com/ intellitxt.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - bs.serving-sys.com/ bs.serving-sys.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - pixel.rubiconproject.com/ pixel.rubiconproject.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - serving-sys.com/ serving-sys.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - ad.yieldmanager.com/ ad.yieldmanager.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:609
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Trackware.Tracking Cookies!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - rubiconproject.com/ rubiconproject.com
12/5/2012 10:40:10 PM:718
Infection cleaned
Threat Name - Spyware.TrustyHound!rem
Type - Cookie
Risk Level - Medium
Infection - adbrite.com/ adbrite.com
12/5/2012 10:40:15 PM:125
Infections Quarantined/Removed Summary
Quarantined - 0
Quarantine Failed - 0
Removed - 16
Remove Failed - 0

Everything is working again right now, but I'm afraid this might be a reoccurring problem. Any suggestions?

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Re: Programs won't start :(

Post by Superdave on 6th December 2012, 8:09 pm

None of those would cause problems with the internet connection. Did your try resetting your modem?

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