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  1. OTL Cleanup's been running for 10 hours - Help for this issue only, please?

    This question's about OTL Cleanup, only. It's very possible that I won't hear back from the mod who's been helping me with my computer, Scolabar, till tomorrow, and I'd really appreciate advice soon,...
  2. OTL Cleanup has now been running for 7 hours,...

    OTL Cleanup has now been running for 7 hours, without rebooting. It displays the message, "Processing [deleteself]...".

    Could this possibly be correct or normal?

    I shut down every program,...
  3. Hi, again! First, here's the checkhd.txt: ...

    Hi, again!

    First, here's the checkhd.txt:

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    WARNING! F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of...
  4. Scolabar, thanks for your reply. I'm a...

    Scolabar, thanks for your reply.

    I'm a little embarrassed to confess that I'm only familiar with saving documents to an external device, such as a flash drive, or transferring music to an mp3...
  5. Scolabar, hi, 1. Did you have any problems...

    Scolabar, hi,

    1. Did you have any problems carrying out the instructions?

    The instructions were easy to follow.

    2. Has the Registry Fix resolved the No Access to Internet Options...
  6. 1. Did you have any problems carrying out the...

    1. Did you have any problems carrying out the instructions?

    Hi! I was relieved to find that ESET's online scanner allowed me to use it, this time.

    The instructions were clear and easy to...
  7. Scolabar, hi! I'm posting this quickly to see if...

    Scolabar, hi! I'm posting this quickly to see if I can catch you while you're still around -

    I see that I'm to run ESET, and so you may have already answered this question, because I mentioned...
  8. Hi, again! Thanks for the new instructions. I...

    Hi, again! Thanks for the new instructions. I hope these huge reports are not as endless to dredge through as they look



    Don't worry - I won't be using it without expert direction! With...
  9. An additional questions: I've got Windows updates...

    An additional questions: I've got Windows updates that just came in, waiting to be installed. Shall I install them now?

    (My response to your most recent instructions is below.)
  10. Thanks for your continued support! 1. Did you...

    Thanks for your continued support!

    1. Did you have any problems carrying out the instructions?

    The instructions were clear and easy to follow, except that I notice that this info,...
  11. Hi, As confirmed in my last post, I've...

    Hi,

    As confirmed in my last post, I've already performed these instructions.

    I disabled security software, per your previous instructions (disabled Tea Timer, Avira Antivir Guard, and Online...
  12. Scolabar, hi! I've just tried running...

    Scolabar, hi!

    I've just tried running Microsoft Fixit, and the message says, "This Microsoft Fix it failed to process."

    I was careful to follow your instructions. I saved Microsoft Fixit...
  13. ...this post is to finish responding to your most...

    ...this post is to finish responding to your most recent instructions, as my last post got too near the maximum characters.

    5. Extras.txt.

    OTL Extras logfile created on: 12/11/2011 11:06:22...
  14. Hi, again! Thanks for help getting the scans...

    Hi, again! Thanks for help getting the scans completed.


    Included:


    1. Did you have any problems carrying out the instructions?

    ha, A bit, this time. After I disabled the three...
  15. Please advise: Scolabar, hi, The aswMBR...

    Please advise:

    Scolabar, hi,

    The aswMBR scan, your step 2, didn't go as described, and I need to know what to do before I proceed.

    First, when I went to double click on aswMBR.exe icon,...
  16. Scolabar, hi, Here's the requested material,...

    Scolabar, hi,

    Here's the requested material, and a little more info, at the bottom:

    Included in this post, per your instructions:

    1. Did you have any problems carrying out the...
  17. Scolabar, hi, and thanks so much for taking on my...

    Scolabar, hi, and thanks so much for taking on my case! :) I definitely still require help.

    To update, about 20 hours ago, I ran Avira and it found TR/Fake.Rean.3192, and quarantined it. Other...
  18. No access to Internet Options, connectivity problem, and other problems

    Issues in brief, then details:
    Cannot open Internet Options. Administrator in safe mode cant access the Internet. Scans found and quarantined MediaPlex, Trojan.FakeAlert,...
  19. kalest, the Avira forum is buzzing with the...

    kalest, the Avira forum is buzzing with the problem causing exactly the symptoms you describe. I cannot say Avira has dealt with this admirably.

    [If people have been running Avira this month and...
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    Honda, thanks for the suggestion. I'm taking a...

    Honda, thanks for the suggestion. I'm taking a look at the website.

    So you find Pidgin works reliably? I just don't want to worry about the problems created by malfunctions, such as missing...
  21. Blade, hello again! :) I had to be away for a...

    Blade, hello again! :)

    I had to be away for a couple of days, from finishing this process.

    I scanned the thumbnail drive as you advised, with Kaspersky online scanner, and it came up clean. I...
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    Instant Messenger of choice?

    I'm in search of an instant messenger that functions well, is secure, and offers privacy, which includes not collecting your private info, installing invasive-ware, etc. This pretty much lets out the...
  23. Really? That's great news! ah, I'm so relieved!!...

    Really? That's great news! ah, I'm so relieved!!



    Blade, while the infection was still active, I saved some vital files on a flash drive, a little 1GB thumb drive. Would it be too...
  24. My system is running much faster than it was...

    My system is running much faster than it was before we started :) (I don't expect it to run too very fast, because it's outdated.) Do you think it is successfully cleaned, now? Or is it too early to...
  25. Blade, I submitted that file as you instructed...

    Blade, I submitted that file as you instructed and linked it to your post and this thread. I deleted the two files.

    You're right about the current version of Flash player being at...
  26. Blade, hello again :) Ive followed all your...

    Blade, hello again :)

    Ive followed all your instructions, logs below. Im going to mention a couple of things, in case they are useful to know, but sorry if theyre not of use:

    About Bit...
  27. Blade, you're quick! :) The results for ...

    Blade, you're quick! :)

    The results for
    c:\qoobox\quarantine\c\windows\$xpsp1hfm$\Q817606\spuninst.exe.vir
    is here:...
  28. Phew! Scary running that :P! Everything...

    Phew! Scary running that :P!

    Everything seemed to go smoothly, though.

    The ComboFix log, new DDS log, and Attach log:

    ComboFix 10-04-10.02 - Owner 04/11/2010 9:32.1.1 - x86
    Microsoft...
  29. Blade, hello, Im stuck! The ComboFix...

    Blade, hello,

    Im stuck! The ComboFix instructions link to their instructions for disabling security software, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html. When it comes to...
  30. Thanks for your response! I hope I understand...

    Thanks for your response!

    I hope I understand yours and the forum instructions correctly, *not* to zip and attach but to copy and paste both logs.

    DDS.txt:


    DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) -...
  31. Infected w Win32.Prolaco.p, Delf.PQB, Dropper.Generic.CKLK, Trojan.Swisyn, others

    Hello ~

    I wasn't sure which Trojan is the central theme in this infection. I apologize if this is too much info or not the right stuff.

    The following Trojans were found on my computer:
    ...
  32. ...and my original questions still stands: If...

    ...and my original questions still stands: If anyone has links to codecs or codec packages that are clean copies, please post them here.

    videohelp.com is a great resource, and I certainly don't...
  33. shelf life, I don't know what you mean, when you...

    shelf life, I don't know what you mean, when you say there's nothing wrong with the DivX codec package at that link - do you mean, the codec itself would be good, if it wasn't packaged with malware?...
  34. Tom.K and shelf life, thank you for your...

    Tom.K and shelf life, thank you for your responses!

    Tom.K, I don't want to download "random codecs." That's why I came here for safe recommendations :)

    When Windows Media Player could not...
  35. Codecs - Looking for safe downloads & Recommendations

    Where can you find safe and up-to-date downloads of codecs? I just finished trying to download a DX50 codec, from a site to which Microsoft itself linked me. I scanned the file with Spybot and AVG,...
  36. Tashi and Bitman, thank you for your quick...

    Tashi and Bitman, thank you for your quick replies and helpful information.

    I have been very lucky to get phone validation for XP, after providing what information we had, and with the aid of a...
  37. Reinstalling, but lost XP & MS Office - what to do?

    Hope someone here can help me! I'd gotten a used computer from a friend, and when another friend worked on it, he lost the disks for XP Home and Microsoft Office that came with the computer. Now,...
  38. After reading your question, I was thinking of...

    After reading your question, I was thinking of jumping onboard and asking for the Spybot team's opinion of Grisoft's AVG, too, then remembered that there's a sticky note in the Tavern forums, about...
  39. I'm just resurrecting this thread to say a...

    I'm just resurrecting this thread to say a belated Thank-you!, to honda and Terminator, for your replies.

    honda, I especially appreciate your providing so much info. I actually had a look at...
  40. Flash players not bundled, malware free?

    Looking for a clean, non-bundled, spyware-free flash player:

    Up until about a month ago, I had no trouble playing flash. I have Adobes Macromedia flash player, 9.0.45.0 version. Now, most...
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