Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:05 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:12 PM
to set up windows
and a third one I do not remember
again will repeat and see what I can find re display of operating systems but from what I do remember I think it just said at the top Windows Xp ----------- and something. Will look again.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:16 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:26 PM
A few issues remain and can you tell me what I might expect in future - my PC used to "snap too" re screens opening, files opening, loading of programs etc. Now it takes way over a minute for the icons on the taskbar right side to load on the desktop. Bootup is much much slower than was previously. I used to count the little rolling circles of windows log on and hardly four went by before bootup started. Now almost 8- 10 go by. Have lost somehow my solitaire games - went to use the shortcuts I always used and now they cannot find the exe files for the games and I so far have notl located the games on my PC. All screens and files open up very slowly compared to the snap to of before. Any suggestions how I might speed up the situations?
BUT Outlook express opened much much much faster and the links work now in the emails - hopefully the attachments will also.
Mind you am not cmplaining - so thankful I am back in business and will keep on working on these minor annoyances to see what I might do to resolve them. Any ideas you have - most welcome.
And again so many thanks for that operation; will remember that and do thank you for your constant support throughout all of this. At my age now I am not the swiftest being going:) but am hanging in there.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:59 PM
when click on wannabe1 repair you were redirected to some sites that were selling poducts
only malware or some sort of spyware can change page or redirect
your repair will be temporary due to the fact you did not deal with your infection
Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:59 PM
Run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter from System Tools...that should help a bit. It's late and tomorrow is another day. Run the aforementioned tools and let me know if there is any improvement in performance.
I'll also want a HiJackThis log to see what's running on the machine...there may be a visit to our Malware Forum in your future. Download HiJackThis and run it on the machine. Save a log and attach it here for me.
Thanks, rushin1nd...we'll get that checked out!
Edited by wannabe1, 18 August 2006 - 11:04 PM.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:10 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:11 PM
The following security vulnerabilities were found on this PC
Threat level HIGH and MS04-027 is related bulletin.
But I have updated both Windows and Microsoft Office tells me there are no new updates so am uncertain what this is about.
So until tomorrow! And thanks to rushin1nd for added suggestion
Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:17 PM
Posted 19 August 2006 - 09:38 AM
Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:03 AM
1 - had deleted many unnecessary programs via add/remove
2 - had done a defrag and disc scan before tech arrived
3 - tech did his quarterly cleaning of my PC via special programs he uses
4 - to correct some IE problems he upgraded 6.0 to 7.0 beta 3
5 - installed Spyhunter, a favored program of his
The only really new thing that was done was the upgrade of IE. He had installed Spyhunter before but I did not pay for the program when the trial period was up. At that time it did not cause any problems.
And the last issue I would appreciate your input about is my protection programs that I have - too much, too little, not good programs?
Trend-Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security for antivirus
Windows Malicious Tool Remover
and I have run a scan with Blacklight to look for rootkits which at the time came up negative.
Await your comments and ready to send the hijackthis log
Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:43 PM
edit: attached log
Edited by wannabe1, 19 August 2006 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:05 PM
I don't see anything in the log that jumps out at me, but there are a few items I don't recognize as legitimate files...these may be redirectors, but let's let the Malware experts make that determination. I've asked one of the experts to have a look at the log to see if you need their expertise. That being said, it wouldn't hurt to go HERE and follow all the pre-posting instructions...there are some good applications available for download there.
One application you don't have that you may want to get is Spybot Search and Destroy...It's available at the link I provided to the Malware Forum.
Let's hold off on doing more to the machine until I hear back from the malware expert...
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