Thanks, I have seen your last post and will get back to you soon.
Very slow Windows\IExplorer and Chrome [Solved]
Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:58 PM
Thank you for the new logs. There are a few more steps here, and then I'd like to know how the machine is running.
Please find and post the contents of the AVG remover tool log, located at C:\Users\Tal\Downloads\avgremover.log
Please find the following program in your Control Panel > Programs and Features list and uninstall it:
Visual Studio 2012 x86 Redistributables
Please remove the AVG SiteSafety plugin from your Chrome Web Browser by following the below steps:
- Open Google Chrome
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Click Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Click the trash can icon by the AVG SiteSafety extension.
- A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.
Please download a new copy of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Right click on FRST on your Desktop and choose Run as Administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens, if asked, click Yes to disclaimer.
Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to your Desktop.
(NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt, are in the same location or the fix will not work.)
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.
Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt).
For your next reply, please post the contents of these logs:
And tell me how the computer is running.
Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:38 AM
Here is the new FIXLOG-
Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:38 PM
Hello, is it possible to spread the log over more than one post?
How big is it in KB?
Posted 12 September 2014 - 02:35 PM
Im really sorry, Im studing and working, I was very busy the last few days, I really apologize for the lack of response.
My computer works better.
about your question- the log file size is 24.8 KB.
Is it possible to upload in any other way?
Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:01 PM
No problem. Can you break it up into more than one post? If not, you could attach it and I can do it for you.
Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:30 AM
I tried befor, not possible.
Edited by tal5, 14 September 2014 - 08:31 AM.
Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:15 PM
Thanks for posting that. I don't think it's worth posting the contents after reviewing. It's just a script that checks for traces of AVG throughout the System and deletes them.
Congratulations, your log is clean!
Now, let's cover some additional steps to clean up your computer and help you avoid getting infected again...
Tools Cleanup and Housekeeping
The first thing we need to do is to remove all the tools that we 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.
Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system
Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
Run DelFix to remove malware analysis tools:[/b]
- Download Delfix from here
- Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
- Create registry backup
- Purge system restore
- Click Run
Now let's take a few preventative measures to reduce the risk of further infections.
Automatic Updates for Windows 7
Another essential is to keep your computer updated with the latest operating system patches and security fixes. Windows Updates are constantly being revised to combat the newest hacks and threats, Microsoft releases security updates that help keep your computer from becoming vulnerable. It is best if you have these set to download automatically.
Turn ON Automatic Updates in Windows 7
Java is a popular point of entry to your computer for malicous programs. The United States Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java. Read more about it here and here.
Unless you need it to run important software the safest approach is to completely uninstall Java. Where you do require it then the next safest option is to disable it in your browsers until you need it, then enable it.
How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser
If you do still need Java then regularly check that it is up to date. Older versions are the most vunerable to malicious attack.
- Click Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs.
- Uninstall all Java updates
- Reboot your computer if prompted
- Download Java for Windows.
- Once downloaded, run the installer program, making sure to uncheck "Install the Ask Toolbar and make Ask my default search provider". Disable any other optional software, settings or toolbars if offered.
- Reboot your computer.
Web Browser security
Your log shows you are using Internet Explorer 8, which is very outdated and has many known vulnerabilities. You should consider using Mozilla Firefox:
Most malware is exploiting Internet Explorer's vulnerabilities, with Firefox you will be more secure.
Note: If you are going to use Firefox, I would suggest the use of these add-ons:
- NoScript - for blocking ads and other potential website attacks.
- McAfee SiteAdvisor - this tells you whether the sites you are about to visit are safe or not. A must if you do a lot of Googling.
Other Program updates
Adobe Reader - You should get the latest version and keep it updated. Best of all, its FREE:
- Get Adobe Reader
- Make sure to uncheck the check box labelled "Yes, install McAfee Security Scan Plus - optional", or any other optional "features".
You already have an excellent preventative program that will help to keep the nasties away - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I would advise updating and running this at least once a month. If you need to download it again, you can get it from here:
It would be good to run a scan right now!
Next let's look at Firewalls. These help to prevent unauthorized access both to and from the internet or your local network. A firewall is considered a first line of defense in protecting private information. Below are two free firewalls to choose from, if you do not already have one. Note: You only want to use one firewall your system.
You can use the built-in Windows 7 Firewall, OR use a third-party one, such as these:
- OnLine-Armour is a free fully functional firewall
- Agnitum - Outpost free is a free fully functional firewall
Anti Virus Programs
Keep your Anti-Virus program (Avast!) updated and scan regularly with it. A weekly scan is recommended.
Almost done! If you like to use chat, MSN and Yahoo have vulnerabilities that can leave you open to infections. There are however a couple of very good, malware-free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN):
Finally, it is a good idea to clear out all your temp files every now and again. This will help keep your computer running optimally. It can detect registry errors, missing shortcuts, invalid files, etc. It also can assist in getting rid of files that may contain malicious code that could re-infect your computer.
- TFC by OldTimer is a free temporary file cleaner.
CryptoLocker is a particularly nasty infection which is becoming more prevalent..
Go here for information about CryptoLocker Ransomeware. Learning about what is out there may help you prevent infection. The best protection against this infectoin is to backup your files often. If you're using an external drive, keep it unplugged from the computer when you're not backing up files or using it. This will prevent the infection from getting to your backed up files if you ever have the frustrating experience of contracting it.
It is suggested to Download CryptoPrevent, which is free for home use. It will help prevent CryptoLocker infection.
To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this excellent article, originally written by Tony Klein, and updated by SpySentinel.
I will keep this log open for the next couple of days, so if you have any further problems, you can post another reply here.
OK, happy computing, and stay safe!
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