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I'm not sure what I did, but Thanks. :tazz:

As far as how it seems to be running. I guess I am just imagining that it is a tad slower than before. Things were in fact slowed when this all began, and have most certainly improved! It seems like things take time to draw.

Norton slows things down, and I hate the fact that we have to do these things to our machines. Is there a hardware virus tool? I don't use Nortons firewall for that reason. I set up my firewall on my dsl modem figuring that it wouldn't eat processor time. I fix air conditioners, so what do I know.

At any rate, I'll reboot before I go to bed, then do a defrag on both drives and give you a holler in the morning as to how things are.

I am grateful for all you help. Thank youo, and I hope it's done.

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I'm not sure what I did, but Thanks. :tazz:

As far as how it seems to be running. I guess I am just imagining that it is a tad slower than before. Things were in fact slowed when this all began, and have most certainly improved! It seems like things take time to draw.

Norton slows things down, and I hate the fact that we have to do these things to our machines. Is there a hardware virus tool? I don't use Nortons firewall for that reason. I set up my firewall on my dsl modem figuring that it wouldn't eat processor time. I fix air conditioners, so what do I know.

At any rate, I'll reboot before I go to bed, then do a defrag on both drives and give you a holler in the morning as to how things are.

I am grateful for all you help. Thank youo, and I hope it's done.

Best,

Don

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:tazz: Ok, I mesed up the "quote" thing. Sorry 'bout that.

I ran a defrag (results below)

Everything seems to be quiet and stable.

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Volume (C:)
Volume size = 37.25 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 29.01 GB
Free space = 8.24 GB
Percent free space = 22 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 5 %
File fragmentation = 10 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 86,075
Average file size = 409 KB
Total fragmented files = 1,276
Total excess fragments = 7,161
Average fragments per file = 1.08

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 800 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 7,502
Fragmented folders = 13
Excess folder fragments = 79

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 110 MB
MFT record count = 93,857
Percent MFT in use = 83 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

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Fragments File Size Most fragmented files
217 14 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Desktop\PIA07997.tif
182 34 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Desktop\New Downloads\PANDA_ANTI_SPYWARE\platis5shuk.exe
157 24 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\46l5f1a1.default\Mail\mail.alltel.net\UFO UPDATES
123 28 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Desktop\New Downloads\PANDA_ANTI_SPYWARE\titan5shuk.exe
108 103 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\46l5f1a1.default\Mail\mail.alltel.net\Inbox
89 14 MB \WINDOWS\AU_Temp\3\4\lpt$vpn.693
84 1 KB \Documents and Settings\Don\ntuser.dat.LOG
81 7 MB \WINDOWS\AU_Temp\AU_Down\pattern\vsapi693.zip
81 5 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP90\A0012624.dll
74 5 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP94\A0014263.data
74 5 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP87\A0012123.data
74 5 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP93\A0013630.data
74 5 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP93\A0014101.data
71 14 MB \WINDOWS\VPTNFILE.693
68 7 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Desktop\New Downloads\DivXPlay.exe
64 4 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP93\A0013739.mst
60 11 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP92\A0012879.msi
58 14 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\n7hmdftm.default\Cache\56EC2D4Dd01
57 3 MB \Documents and Settings\Don\Desktop\New Downloads\FileZilla_2_2_14a_setup.exe
54 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP90\A0012530.SCR
47 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP93\A0012989.rbf
46 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP93\A0013300.dll
46 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP88\A0012286.dll
46 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP88\A0012296.dll
46 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP88\A0012287.dll
46 3 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP88\A0012308.dll
44 174 KB \WINDOWS\ntbtlog.txt
38 2 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP90\A0012817.mfl
37 2 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP87\A0012121.mfl
36 2 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{34AC575F-773E-4C34-9454-E58C186163A8}\RP90\A0012717.dll



--Post DEFRAG--

Volume (C:)
Volume size = 37.25 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 29.01 GB
Free space = 8.24 GB
Percent free space = 22 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 0 %
File fragmentation = 0 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 86,077
Average file size = 409 KB
Total fragmented files = 0
Total excess fragments = 0
Average fragments per file = 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 800 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 7,502
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 110 MB
MFT record count = 93,859
Percent MFT in use = 83 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

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Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
None
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So there you go,

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Are you happy with how the computer is running now?
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Yeah, from what I can tell, it seems to be gone.

I did get a new definitions update from Ad-Aware fresh out this morning, ran it and actually found two newly discovered items in RESTORE. I didn't record the log, but both were SAHAgents which I removed. After rebooting I thought I'd go ahead and create a new Restore point now that I believe I am clean.

I do so very much appreciate your time. I will indeed send a donation, and I regret that as I am on fixed income, well... I just hope that what I can give is not an insult. Your help has been invaluable. Thank You.

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Weldone on creating a new restore point :tazz:
And as for your donation, well... check my signature. A donation is never an insult. It's highly appreciated, thanks again!

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware, Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Glad I was able to help.
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