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Virus - Constantly lowers my volume! Please help! [Closed]


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Ivo89

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Hello,

this morning I found a strange sight on my home laptop screen!

A volume control poped up out of nowhere - it keeps my volume at 0% and automatically goes down when I try to increase the volume from the volume bar!

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I tried stopping whatever is causing this from the task manager, but to no avail. If I stop Windows audio from Administrative tools/Services the mystery volume bar dissapears!

Norton is currently running a full system scan but doesnt find anything :(



Please help me guys, I'm really lost :(

Edited by Ivo89, 20 May 2013 - 08:55 AM.

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Nutloaf

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Hello Ivo89 :welcome:

My name is Nutloaf, and I will be helping you with your malware issues.

I am currently in training and my posts will need to be reviewed by an expert, so expect a slight delay between posts.

Please take time to read all instructions and fixes thoroughly.
  • I would advise printing any instructions for easy reference. Also, some of the fixes may require you to boot in Safe mode and access to the GeeksToGo website will be unavailable.
  • Any fixes provided by myself are for this log file only and cannot be used on any other systems.
  • Do not run any other removal software or perform updates other than the ones I provide, as it will complicate the cleaning process.
  • You have 4 days to reply to each post or the topic will be closed. You will be able to request that the topic be re-opened if you still require assitance.
  • Please feel free to ask any questions, especially if you are having problems with my instructions.

Finally
Removing malware is a complicated multiple step process, please stay with me until I have declared your system clean.

1. I see you were forwarded here from the Norton forum, are you recieving help from anywhere else? If you are then stick with them.
2. I couldn't quite make out the icons on the left hand side of your Taskbar, but one looks like uTorrent. If this is the case please close this program.
3. Lets have a looksee at what is running on your machine:


DOWNLOAD OTL
  • Using this link Download OTL and save it to your Desktop
  • If saved to another location, right click the OTL icon and Select Cut then right click on Desktop and select Paste
  • Right click the OTL icon and select Run as Administrator.
  • Make sure the following boxes are checked:
  • Scan All Users
  • Use Company-Name WhiteList
  • Skip Microsoft Files
  • Use No-Company-Name WhiteList
  • LOP Check
  • Purity Check
  • In the Extra Registry box select Use Safe List
  • Copy and paste the following into the Custom Scans\Fixes box without the word Quote.

  • netsvcs
    BASESERVICES
    /md5start
    explorer.exe
    winlogon.exe
    Userinit.exe
    svchost.exe
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT

  • Now Click Run Scan
  • OTL will now scan your computer and produce 2 log files. OTL.txt and Extras.txt.
  • Post both in your next reply

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Essexboy

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