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firefly42

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Hello!

I've just gotten a new computer and I've been getting these errors on startup for the past two days 

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I restored the system to an earlier point and the errors went away until a Windows 7 update and then they came back

I ran the scannow system file checker command and there wasn't any problem, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


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Download : ADWCleaner to your desktop.  Make sure you get the correct Download button.  Sometimes the ads on BleepingComputer will mimic the real Download button which should say: Download Now @BleepingComputer
 
NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading, click on the warning and allow the download to complete.
 
Close  all programs, pause your anti-virus and run AdwCleaner (Vista or Win 7 => right click and Run As Administrator).
 
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Click on Scan  and follow the prompts. Let it run unhindered. When done, click on the Clean button, and follow the prompts. Allow the system to reboot. You will then be presented with the report. Copy & Paste this report on your next reply.
 
The report will be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
 
 
 
Junkware-Removal-Tool
 
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.  Make sure you get the correct Download button.  Sometimes the ads on BleepingComputer will mimic the real Download button which should say: Download Now @Author's site
  • Pause your anti-virus.  Close all browsers.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
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    Please download 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. 
     
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  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer. 
  • Press Scan button. 
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.  
  • Please copy and paste log back here. 
  • The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply. 

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    firefly42

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    Thank you so much for your quick response, I really appreciate the help. Here's everything you wanted.

     

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    Download the attached fixlist.txt to the same location as FRST
     
    Attached File  fixlist.txt   1.42KB   39 downloads
     
    Run FRST and press Fix
    A fix log will be generated please post that 
     
    Run FRST again.  Check the Addition.txt box and then SCAN.  Post both logs.
     
    Appears from your errors that you are missing a lot of drivers.  What make and model is this PC?

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    It's a completely new computer, I got it less then a week ago. It's an Altos Scorpion, the manufacturer is Gigabyte.

     

     

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    Was this a kit?  There should have been a CD or DVD from Gigabyte that had the drivers on it.   If not can you get the part number of the motherboard?

     

    Looks like the fix got rid of the errors you were getting.  I am concerned about these two lines:

     

    (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
    (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe

     

     

    Usually I can see in the FRSt log how they are started but I'm not seeing anything.

     

    Copy the next 2 lines

    tasklist /m > \junk.txt
    notepad \junk.txt
    Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator, ok.  Right click and Paste or Edit then Paste and the copied lines should appear.
    Hit Enter if notepad does not open.  Copy and paste the text from notepad into a reply.

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    Yeah there was, I just found it in the pile of manuals and papers that came with the computer, I completely overlooked it apparently.

    And yes, the errors are gone, thank you so so much!

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    • Attached File  junk.txt   70.56KB   39 downloads

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    The dllhost files appear to be legit.  

     

    Were you able to install the drivers?


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    Yes and everything works perfectly, thank you very much for all your help!


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    We usually clean up with Delfix.  This removes our tools and their logs and quarantines and also removes all but the latest System Restore point so there is no chance of the malware coming back with a system restore. Delfix has been a tad too aggressive recently and seems to dislike pdf files in the Downloads folder so if you have any you should move them to a different folder before running Delfix.
     
    Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
    Also tick:
    Create registry backup
    Purge system restore
     
    Click Run
    The program will run for a few moments and then notepad will open with a log. Please paste the log in your next reply
     
     
    Also make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat.  Flash is now the most malware targeted program so it must be kept up to date.  Be careful with Adobe.  They are fond of offering optional downloads like yahoo or Ask toolbars or that worthless McAfee Security Scan.  Go slow and uncheck the optional stuff.
     
    Whether you use adobe reader, acrobat or fox-it to read pdf files you need to disable Javascript in the program.  There is an exploit out there now that can use it to get on your PC.  For Adobe Reader:  Start, All Programs, Adobe Reader, Edit, Preferences, Click on Javascript in the left column and uncheck Enable Acrobat Javascript.  OK Close program.  It's the same for Foxit reader except you uncheck Enable Javascript Actions. 
     
     
    If you use Chrome/Firefox/IE then get the AdBlock Plus Add-on.  Go to adblockplus.org with each browser and get the add-on.  (It's actually a program for IE)
     
    If Chrome/Firefox is slow loading make sure it only has the current Java add-on.  Then download and run Speedy Fox.
    http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox.  Close Chrome/Firefox/Skpe. Hit Optimize.   You can run it any time that Chrome/Firefox seems slow starting..
     
    Be warned:  If you use Limewire, utorrent or any of the other P2P programs you will probably be coming back to the Malware Removal forum.  If you must use P2P then submit any files you get to http://virustotal.combeforeyou open them.
     
    Due to a recent rise in the number of Crytolocker infections I am now recommending you install:
     
    CryptoPrevent
     
     
    Last time I downloaded it you had to give them your IP address and they would send you the link to download it.  When it ran it asked if you were sure your PC was clean then it would try to allow everything on your PC to continue running.  The free version does not update on its own so you should check for updated versions once in a while.  If you have problems after installing CryptoPrevent you can just uninstall it.
     
    If you have a router, log on to it today and change the default password!  If using a Wireless router you really should be using encryption on the link.  Use the strongest (newest) encryption method that your router and PC wireless adapter support especially if you own a business.  See http://www.king5.com...0637284.htmlandhttp://www.seattlepi...ted-1344185.php for why encryption is important.  If you don't know how, visit the router maker's website.  They all have detailed step by step instructions or a wizard you can download.
     
    Special note on Java.  Old Java versions should be removed after first clearing the Java Cache by following the instructions in:
    Then remove the old versions by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall all Java programs which are not Java Version 7 update 25 or better.  These may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE.  Get the latest version from Java.com.  They will usually attempt to foist some garbage like the Ask toolbar, Yahoo toolbar or McAfee Security Scan on you as part of the download.  Just uncheck the garbage before the download (or install) starts.  If you use a 64-bit browser and want the 64-bit version of Java you need to use it to visit java.com.
    Due to multiple security problems with Java we are now recommending that it not be installed unless you absolutely know you need it.  IF that is the case then go to Control Panel, Java, Security and slide it up to the highest level.  OK.
     
     
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