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Yes it did give me a pending prompt at the end after i did all of the files on delete on reboot... but the only option was to click okay...

It did reboot me autmatically so im going to reboot manually right now and see what happens...

Thanks ...

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This was just to make sure all the related files are really gone.

Is the computer running ok now?
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K we rebooted and everything is running reallly realllly slowwwww lol...

Ive got a couple of questions though....

In running processes do we need to have ewido or should we not let it run....

Do you think that we need Pestpatrol and PC Cillin? i think you should know what these programs are? we do have zone alarm and i love that program to be honest with you but pestpatrol and pc cillin seem to slow down this computer sooo much...

We also have 41 processes running through task manager...

Thanks...

Garrett

Edited by photo_luver, 07 August 2005 - 12:47 PM.

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PC Cillin and Pestpatrol try to protect you from infections.
ZoneAlarm controls incoming and outgoing traffic by alerting you to traffic.

You can see if disabling Ewido pulls up the speed.

Let's cleanup a bit too.
Download CleanUp!.
If that doesn’t work, use this link.
Here is a tutorial which describes its usage:
http://www.bleepingc...tutorial93.html

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:
*Click "Options"
*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
*Put a check next to the following:
  • Empty Recycle Bins
  • Delete Cookies
  • Delete Prefetch files
  • Scan local drives for temporary files
  • Cleanup! All Users
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program.

Once it's done, press Close. Reboot the system. This will remove files that were in use during the scan.

Please let me know if it's better now.
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Things are moving quite a bit quicker now... lol... not too bad though.. only 244mb worth of sh*t cleaned out lol....

Well is this it? everything seems to be going fine do you need a hijackthis log or anything new to see how everything is going?

The cleanup was fine and do you think i really need both pestpatrol and pc cillin? or could we only use one?

Thanks for all of your help...

Garrett
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There is a file called !Submit in the main c and it had shove it.exe?

Should i delete it?

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If it cleaned up that much you may want to defragment the disk too.

I can post you some tips for the future with some more possibilities for protection. In the end it's your choise what protecting you take on.
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k well we will defrag...

Thanks much and maybe PM me these tips cause knowing me ill forget them or where i put them so thanks for all of your help!

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I'll just post them here. You can come back to read them. :tazz:

Please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • 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. ou 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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