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Also, while I was scanning, my antivirus - Avast - detected something malicious. Something named rootkit or something?
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Hi loserchik,

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After clicking show results, this image will appear.

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Ensure that everything is checked then click the button that says "Remove Selected".
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ok I got that before but it didn't give me a chance to click "Show Results" because when I clicked OK, it the showed the log. I'll scan again. However the first time, it didn't find any files infected.

The log for the first scan

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2154
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/10/2010 9:41:47 PM
mbam-log-2010-12-10 (21-41-47).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 81779
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 37 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Edited by loserchik, 10 December 2010 - 09:01 PM.

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Hi loserchik,

MBAM will skip that part if it didn't find anything. :D

You may post the log then proceed with the next step.

Edited by Salagubang, 10 December 2010 - 09:01 PM.

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Sorry, I haven't been able to get on my computer for the weekend, I'll do the rest of the steps later tonight.
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Sorry, I haven't been able to get on my computer for the weekend, I'll do the rest of the steps later tonight.



OK. Looking forward to the scan results. :D
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Weird thing just happened, I was doing the scan and then suddenly my comp just turned off. IDK if it was that it wasn't charging so it turned off due to low battery or what but I couldn't finish the scan. I'll have to do it as soon as I wake up tomorrow since it's late already. Hopefully it won't spontaneously turn off tomorrow. :D
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I'll have to do it as soon as I wake up tomorrow since it's late already. Hopefully it won't spontaneously turn off tomorrow. :D


Ok. ;)
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I ran the scan but I got no results. I'll run OTL again and post the log.
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Hi loserchik,

How's the computer running now.
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It's running pretty normally. Nothing really wrong with it. I would like to know if there is something I could do to make my computer run faster/smoother. It's running kind of slow lately.

Edited by loserchik, 14 December 2010 - 11:03 PM.

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Hi loserchik,

That is all you need to do, your computer is now OK. Congratulations

I would like to know if there is something I could do to make my computer run faster/smoother. It's running kind of slow lately.


Defrag the harddrive
THEN

Defrag the pagefile
  • Download and Run PageDefrag
  • Tick "Defrag at next Reboot",
  • Click "Ok"

Lets wrap up.

We need to remove all the tools that you have used.
This is so that should you ever be re-infected, you will download updated versions. It will also remove the quarantined Malware from your computer.

Remove Other Tools
  • Download OTC to your desktop and run it
  • Click CleanUp! to begin the cleanup process and remove our tools, including this application
  • You may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the cleanup process - if so, choose Yes

Clean Temporary Files
  • Download TFC to your desktop
  • Open the file and close any other windows
  • It will close all programs itself when run - make sure to let it run uninterrupted
  • Click the Start button to begin the process - the program should not take long to finish its job
  • Once it is finished, it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure the cleaning process completes

Lets Re-hide system files and folders.
Opening Windows Explorer (to get there right-click your Start button and go to "Explore"), please do the following:
  • Go to Tools (drop-down menu at the top of the window)
  • Go down and click Folder Options
  • Click on the View tab
  • Find the Hidden Files and Folders section of the box and check "Do not show hidden files and folders"
  • Again under Hidden Files and Folders, find "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" and check it (if it's already checked)
  • Click Apply, and then Ok at the bottom.
  • Close the window


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Below are links to several programs that will help protect your computer.

Anti-Spyware
I recommend downloading and installing all of the following applications.
  • SpywareBlaster keeps spyware from installing on your system - read the tutorial here
  • SpywareGuard protects your browser and computer in real time - read the tutorial here
  • SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition detects and removes spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications - read the tutorial here

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Other things to keep in mind.

Windows, Java, and Adobe products should all be kept up-to-date on a regular basis so the latest security fixes are in place on your computer. Please refer to the following links on how to manage these products.

Here are a few other applications you might consider. Keeping your temporary file area clean, your Windows registry backed up, and backing up your important data are all good techniques.

Please remember that just having these programs is not enough. You must use them. Running a full spyware scan weekly, a full virus scan monthly, and checking for updates and cleaning your temporary files periodically is very important in keeping your computer in tip-top shape.

Finally, please take the time to read the following articles. Applying this information will help prevent future infections:

How to prevent malware by miekiemoes
Preventing Malware and Safe Computing by Rorschach112

This article will help you understand how you may have gotten infected:
How did I get infected in the first place?

Remember, you have to be smarter than the bad guys! Be safe out there! Posted Image
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Thank you so much!
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Your welcome. :D
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :D

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