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Lets make one :)

To make the shortcut right click your desktop and choose:
New > Shortcut.
Next, type this case-sensitive command into the dialog box:

rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState

Click next.
Give the shortcut a name (Hibernate) and click finish.
From now on all you need to do to enter hibernation is double click the shortcut.

Let me know if that works
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Hi The desktop shortcut worked! :) so I won't bother with the key anymore, so is there an error with that keyboard s/cut then? it's ok I don't want to try to fix it :lol: For the future will I only know I have malware if my pc produces symptoms? Thank you for all your help it's been much appreciated :D
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It may be that it was changed within control panel > Keyboards

But if it works lets not argue.. If you are happy I will finish you off here, do you need to go back to the other thread ?

Subject to no further problems :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
    [Reboot]

  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button. It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

Posted Image Your Java is out of date.
Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version


Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

Posted Image Malwarebytes.

Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?Keep safe :wave:
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Hello, Thank you once more for all your assistance :happy: I did all of the above and updated everything...no longer shall I consider updates annoying... promise :blush:
I ran OTL but it did not remove itself, shall I just do it manually? also (Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders)that box was already checked
I installed malwarebytes and it found some more and removed them, but I see it's just a free trial, so you have to purchase it? I'm just a little concerned with these things :unsure: as I have been told they can sometimes cause the problems in the first place?
FileHippo is installed also and i will run it as you suggested :happy:
it's still hibernating fine as well thanks
Once you're sure we're finished here can you pop me back to the other thread just to conclude please?
thanks again it's been a cool learning experience
Now I must get some sleep :wacko:
Correction OTL removed on reboot please excuse my sleep deprived brain

Edited by haloburn, 14 September 2012 - 05:34 AM.

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After the trial period MBAM will revert back to the free version. Which is a good enough programme, although you will now need to scan manually rather than schedule

I should imagine that MBAM found some orphaned registry keys that I missed. Just a tidying up exercise

Yep if you are happy then we are done here .. Enjoy
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:yes: Yes delighted thanks... Byee
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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