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Virus/Spyware & Malware Issues... [Solved]


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silentarts

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I am in need of some assistance in an attempt to remove all Viruses from this computer system...

So far, what I have done is run an Antivirus Scan outside of windows using Avast. I has found the majority of the virus files, but there still seems to be something messing with the files, like the proxy and the host file...

I have managed to reset it for now, but I am not sure if rebooting will make it go back to the previous settings causing the internet not to work...

I have done a HiJackThis Scan and I selected all files that were missing as well as some entries in the host file...

Another thing is that my host file was messed up...

There was 1 file called hosts.new and one called hosts...

The hosts was hidden and the hosts.new seemed to be in 'charge'

I removed the hosts.new and made back a proper hosts file...

As I said before....I don't know if rebooting will make it go back to the previous setting...

A HiJackThis Log file is attached...

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Essexboy

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Hi there Hijackthis will not give sufficient data to determine the problem

Download OTL to your Desktop
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  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.

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  • Select All Users
  • Select LOP and Purity
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in

    netsvcs
    BASESERVICES
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    c:\program files (x86)\Google\Desktop
    c:\program files\Google\Desktop
    dir "%systemdrive%\*" /S /A:L /C
    CREATERESTOREPOINT

  • Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Attach both logs

THEN

Download aswMBR.exe ( 4.5mb ) to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan

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On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply
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I formatted the pc, so no need to clean it anymore.

Thanks anyways!
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OK thank you for letting me know :)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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