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flashh4   

Yay .... ok that first scan fix worked so now lets wrap this up.

 

Clean up of Malware Removal Tools

Now that we are through using these tools, let's clean them off your system so that should you ever need to have malware removed again (we hope not) fresh, updated copies will be downloaded.

    Download Delfix to your desktop and double click it to start the program [url=http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14102815956339&key=bf4adfcbb328b51c165afd7f95bfc060&libId=64704d6e-537a-4ac2-beea-64e5d35e3f5f&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekstogo.com%2Fforum%2Ftopic%2F342065-very-slow-computer-aswmbr-rootkit-not-working%2Fpage-2&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Ftoolslib.net%2Fdownloads%2Fviewdownload%2F2-delfix%2F&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekstogo.com%2Fforum%2Fforum%2F37-virus-spyware-malware-removal%2F&title=Very%20slow%20computer%2C%20aswMBR%20rootkit%20not%20working%20%5BClosed%5D%20-%20Page%202%20-%20Virus%2C%20Spyware%2C%20Malware%20Removal&txt=here]here[/url]             
    Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
    Also tick:
    o Create registry backup
    o Purge system restore
    o Reset system settings

    o 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.

You can delete any log files left on your desktop as these are no longer needed.

 

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Congratulation you are clean !!!

Any of the logs that you created for use in the forums or remaining tools that have not yet been removed can be deleted so they aren't cluttering up your desktop.

This is my standard "All Clean Speech." You may have some already installed, these are just recommendations !

Here are some tips to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future:

Here are some tips to reduce the potential for spyware/malware infection in the future:
 
1. 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 onOptions.
    Click once on theSecurity 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.

2. FireFox  If you use Firefox, I recommend installing the following add-ons to help make your Firefox browser more secure.
[url=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/]NoScript[/url][/color]

[url= https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox] adblock plus[/url]

 
3. Use and update an anti-virus software - I can not overemphasize the need for you to use and update your anti-virus application on a regular basis.  With the ever increasing number of new variants of malware arriving on the scene daily, you become very susceptible to an attack without updated protection.
 
4. Firewall Using a third-party firewall will allow you to give/deny access for applications that want to go online. Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.   **There are firewalls that could be downloaded and used but I would personally only recommend using one of the following below:
[url=http://download.cnet.com/Online-Armor-Free/3000-10435_4-10426782.html]Online Armor Free[/url]
[url=http://download.cnet.com/Agnitum-Outpost-Firewall-Free/3000-10435_4-10913746.html]Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free [/url]
[url=http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/]Comodo Firewall Free [/url]
 
5. Make sure you keep your Windows OS current. And regularly to download and install any critical updates and service packs. Windows Vista/7 users can open the Start menu > All Programs > Windows Update > Check for Updates (in left hand task pane) to update these systems.  Without these you are leaving the back door open.
 
6.[url=http://www.mywot.com/]WOT[/url](Web of Trust) As "Googling" is such an integral part of internet life, this free browser add on warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. It is especially helpful when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous sites.  WOT has an add-on available for Firefox, Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome.
 
7. Finally, I strongly recommend that you read Miekiemoes' great advice [url= http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiemoes/prevention.html] How to prevent malware[/url] .

 
Let me know how it's running ?
Any problems ?
It may run a tad slow until a few normal re-boots, but according to all logs you are clean !!

Thanks
Chuck

 

 

 

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flashh4   

Ok then you can remove/delete any Program we used or their logs !! Let me know in a few days how it is running !! You are all clean !!!

Thanks

Chuck

Now go have that drink !!!!!

 

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flashh4   

You are welcome !! This is what i do !!

Have a good one !! And just let me know if the CPU stays there & how the computer is running !

 

Thanks

Chuck

Happy Surfing

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hpg3   

Chuck, the computer seems to be a bit faster, however, the CPU  usage with nothing running is still bouncing from 50%  to 100%.  I just copied you recommendations and will try to change the settings.

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hpg3   

All of the items you suggested in the options tab were already marked that way.  I do have an updated  Norton anti virus. I did download the armor free firewall.  My Windows OS is up to date,   I don't surf the web, I use MSN as my homepage and do read dome of the articles on that page. in my email, if it looks suspicious, I delete it.   

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hpg3   

Change in plans. granddaughter is sick.  Can't take any chances, I have some knee surgery next week.  so, I'll be here for a while.

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flashh4   

hpg3 ....... In general you should consider 60 degrees Celcius the absolute maximum for long periods, but aim for 45-50 degrees to be safe. So your computer is in range of what i expect from talking with others !

Chuck

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hpg3   

Chuck, I'm not sure what you are talking about.  It sounds like you mean the temperature of the CPU, I was talking about the use of the CPU with nothing running.

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flashh4   

Go to the the task manager. Open the Processes. Start ending processes one at a time and see if CPU usage drops.

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hpg3   

Chuck, there are 27 things listed under processes, only  two have a number in the CPU column, all the rest are at zero.

System Idle process  CPU 49    24K  this one won't close

SVChost.exe  CPU  50 125K  Host process for windows.  this one closed.  the CPU dropped to almost  zero then bounces up in the 20 to 30 range.added text

Both CPU numbers keep changing to lower numbers and then back to the original number.

what is the SVC host.exe 

I just ran an update wor Windows.

now, there is another line in the processes

trustedinstaller.exe  175k   50% in CPU and goes up and down.

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hpg3   

Chuck, I've been working on something for my wife for a couple of hours.  I've had several things open  and the usage on the CPU has stayed down in the low numbers.  right now, it's at 8%,  WOW' I hope it stays that way.  I read the article and for me, it's like the directions for a Chinese cross work puzzle. Again, thank you so much for the help.

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flashh4   

You are most welcome ..... lets hope it stays low !!

 

Chuck

Seeing how this computer is clean i will lock this topic in 5 days !!

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