Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:17 PM
ok thank you...I just didn't want to download something before asking if it was something I didn't need
I'm sorry for asking all these questions. Because of my disease I had given up on working on computers for quite a while, and am finding it a little harder then just jumping back on a bike so to speak
Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:31 PM
Ok tried running the ComboFix as requested but it keeps stalling out when it starts deleteing files
C:\Documents and Settings/All users/Application Data/ TEMP
so not sure if I should reboot and try again. I've turned off all running programs, the only one I forgot to turn off was the power settings for hard drive and monitor
Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:44 PM
Are we getting anymore pop up alerts or anything like that ?
Reboot the computer and run it normally let me know how things are.
Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:27 PM
other than the page file sys being out of wack i'm not getting any more pop ups. The mouse icon still occassionally stops with an hourglass icon when I know nothing is runnging but everythign else seems to be ok
Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:38 PM
Lets uninstall Combofix, I'll be here late tonite too..
To do that;
- turn off all active protection software. To disable AVG see Here
- push the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)
- please copy and paste the following into the box--> ComboFix /Uninstall <-- and click OK.
- Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
Let me know how that goes.
Posted 24 August 2015 - 06:13 PM
It's important that was done.
About the page file in XP,
The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system. Usually, you should leave the paging file at its recommended size. By default, XP sets up a page file 1.5 times the size of your RAM
The average user is best served by LEAVING THE PAGE FILE ALONE. XP does an excellent job of managing the page file settings for most people.
Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:36 PM
ok I'll just check but I think the pagefile is set to the original RAM which was only 512MB and there was a 2 gig chip inset last year
the total virtual memory is set only at 1790MB
Edited by dolface755, 24 August 2015 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:58 PM
Can you run this scan for me
Download Security Check by screen317 from Here or Here
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
NOTE: If SecurityCheck aborts and you get the following message: UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! try rebooting the system and then run SecurityCheck again.
Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:39 AM
Here is the log for Security Check. I didn't read much, but I did notice something on there about degragmanetation. Which I would normally do after all the work we done and deleteing and suchg
Here's the Log you requested
Results of screen317's Security Check version 1.008
Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
Internet Explorer 8
Windows Firewall Enabled!
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015
Antivirus up to date! (On Access scanning disabled!)
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Java 8 Update 51
Java version 32-bit out of Date!
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52
Mozilla Firefox (40.0.2)
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 2%
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
Posted 25 August 2015 - 06:25 AM
Due to multiple security problems with Java we are now recommending that it not be installed unless you absolutely know you need it.
Off to work back at 4 pm.
Posted 25 August 2015 - 07:33 AM
thank you so much for all the indepth help on this machine...it was driving me down the wall...lololol hope you hae a good day
Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:22 PM
Sorry missed you.
We need to remove the tools I had you download by using delfix.
Download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.
- Run the tool by right click on the icon and Run as administrator option.
- Make sure that these ones are checked:
- Remove disinfection tools
- Purge system restore
- Reset system settings
- Push Run.
- The program will run for a few seconds and display a notepad report.
Paste it for my review.
Posted 04 September 2015 - 01:00 AM
Ok here's the log for the delfix.. problems mostly solved but I am still getting that the computer's thinking once in a while even though nothing is open. I'm hoping its just CCleaner or AVG running in background
# DelFix v1.011 - Logfile created 03/09/2015 at 23:56:38
# Updated 18/08/2015 by Xplode
# Username : home - ACER-D928810BF0
# Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
~ Removing disinfection tools ...
Deleted : C:\Combofix
Deleted : C:\FRST
Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt
Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner[S2].txt
Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner[C1].txt
Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop\FRST.exe
Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop\SecurityCheck.exe
Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner
Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Swearware
~ Cleaning system restore ...
New restore point created !
~ Resetting system settings ... OK
########## - EOF - ##########
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