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i don't think i caught any virus...but i caught a password stealer of a game(Lineage 2). i'm trying to solve it, but i don't play that game anymore anyway.
this problem started before that though:
when i open internet explore or windows media player, the screen just frozes somethimes. i need to force shut down everytime. even the system stopped functioning because the music stops.

i have:
Windows XP
Media Center 2002
SP2
Dell DIM9100
Pentium D CPU 3.20GHzx2
3.5 GB RAMx2

it's a new computer :)

also, i have a 80 GB hard drive...but it only says 69.7 GB on my hard drive :)
and when i go into my hard drive and select all, including hidden files, it says 14.9 BG total size, but it says i've used 20.5GB/69.7GB. do i have too many programs? :/
i want to delete some useless programs, but i don't know which ones are usefull...

180SearchAssistant, Adobe,
Alcohol Soft, ArcSoft,
ATI Technologies, Common Files,
ComPlus Applications,
Creative, CyberLink,
Dell, Dell Inc, Dell Support,
epson, FlashGet,
GemMaster, Grand Theft Auto Vice City,
HighMAT CD Writing Wizard, InstallShield Installation Information,
Intel, Internet Explorer,
Jasc Software Inc, Java, Learn2.com,
Lineage II(i'm going to remove this), McAfee
McAfee.com, Messenger,
Microsoft ActiveSync, microsoft frontpage,
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition,
Microsoft Plus! Photo Story 2 LE, LoggerPro (school program)
Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Visual Studio,
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Microsoft Works,
Microsoft.NET, Modem Helper,
Modem On Hold, Movie Maker,
MSN, MSN Gaming Zone,
MSN Messenger, MSN Toolbar Suite,
MUSICMATCH, NetMeeting,
Online Services, Outlook Express,
QuickTime, Real,
RGB, Smart Panel,
Sonic, SoundSpectrum,
Uninstall Information, Ventrilo(this will be gone too),
VentSrv(and this), Viewpoint,
WebCyberCoach, whInstall,
Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player,
Windows NT, Windows Plus,
WindowsUpdate, WinRAR,
WinZip, xerox,
Your Company Name, zcom

there are definitly too many garbages in there :tazz: they came with the computer. please tell me witch ones do i need, i only paid for microsoft office, adobe photoshop, and mcafee.
i'm aprreciated if ou can give me any suggestion of keeping/deleting anyof these. i'm a junior in highschool, so i just want to keep what's needed for my computer to run properly. i cannot reinstall because i already paid for my school softwares :)
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The hard dive space thing is normal, I don't realy feal like geting tecnical right now but there is reasons, like the pagefile and system files that you can see, wasted spaces from your file system, hidden partitions that are used for restoring you computer should something happen, etc.

Download Cleanup this may delete a huge amount of stuff, don't worry they are all temp files and not needed, most are never used.

and read Easy Xp Tweaks Second Edition can then come back and tell me any thing has changed and I will help you further.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 27 September 2005 - 07:28 PM.

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Howdy:

You have malware... Go to THIS THREAD and follow the directions there exactly..

Once you have finished, post a HiJackThis Log in the Malware Forum (link is in my signature) and let the guru's there have a go at it!!

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I saw that its just the person has logs in the Malware form so I thought that it was not my job to help him remove it. I looked at his profile before replying, the log has no answers yet.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 27 September 2005 - 07:37 PM.

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Good job then for checking their earlier posts.. :tazz:

Suggest having them get a clean bill of health from Malware before continuing on..

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so i should wait for replies on malware first?
i also caught the IP address of the trojan on my computer

Edited by ikaoha, 27 September 2005 - 07:41 PM.

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so i should wait for replies on malware first?

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Yes.. You do have malware as shown in this thread.. Clean that out and then follow Michael's instructions from then on!!

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thanx a lot :tazz:
i'll try to do something with the IP while i'm waiting these days

Edited by ikaoha, 27 September 2005 - 07:46 PM.

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When you have removed the malware do come back here an I will help you. I should have told you to make sure that all malware was gone first, I just forgot to do so.
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