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  1. Hi blade81, Thanks for the suggestion - I...

    Hi blade81,

    Thanks for the suggestion - I think I might just be able backup and format this weekend :)

    To minimise a chance of a (similar) recurrence, I kindly seek your advice on the...
  2. Hi blade81, Yes, using the system has been a...

    Hi blade81,

    Yes, using the system has been a bit cumbersome, although my Desktop shortcuts that were restored using Unhide.exe are still functional so it's not been too bad.

    As I currently have...
  3. Unhide.exe, new DDS.txt, new Attach.zip

    Hello blade81, nice to see you're still around :cool:

    Thanks for taking the time to read that post - I realise it is a bit long, I was just trying to be as informative as possible.



    I don't...
  4. XP Total Security 2011 possibly still lingering somewhere..

    Hi,

    After 2 years, I'm back again :rolleyes:

    Was just surfing on Thu evening (if I recall correctly) and I think I inadvertently visited a rogue website and suddenly this XP Total Security 2011...
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    Lavasoft

    Okay. I'll try googling a bit before that.

    Thanks a lot for all your help, blade81.


    PS: Check your PM
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    Fire the Firewall

    Hi

    Firewall-wise, I only have Windows Firewall (as far as I'm aware) and Ad-Aware is in the allowed list. I noticed that when I try to update Ad-Aware, the app. that's actually trying to connect...
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    Re-installation of Ad-Aware

    Hi

    Sorry I've been taking time to reply - I've been extremely busy with work lately. But don't get me wrong, I do highly value your advice.

    So I uninstalled Ad-Aware, rebooted, then...
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    Bin works, Lavasoft doesn't

    Hi

    The recyle bin works normally now. Thanks for that :)

    Unfortunately, however, my Ad-Aware doesn't. I still get that abrupt error message pop up every time I try to update the definitions.
    ...
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    Jkdefrag log

    Found it. Here you are:


    12:25:42 JkDefrag v3.36
    12:25:42 Date: 2009/05/21
    12:25:42 Windows version: v6.0 build 6001 Service Pack 1
    12:25:42 NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate is active, ignoring...
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    Jkdefrag report, disabling SAV

    Hi

    Where can I find the Jkdefrag report? :confused:
    When it had finished, all I saw (to the best of my memory) was a small green and black window with the word 'Finished' in its status bar....
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    CPU Usage Rates

    Mainly between 1 and 5, though at one point firefox.exe went to 10.
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    CPU Usage, Installed Memory

    Hi,

    Sorted the processes list by CPU Usage and the following kept reappearing and disappearing in the 2 minutes I spent monitoring it:

    System Idle Process
    firefox.exe
    taskmgr.exe
    taskeng.exe...
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    GMER log

    GMER 1.0.15.14972 - http://www.gmer.net
    Rootkit scan 2009-05-28 01:05:46
    Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1


    ---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

    AttachedDevice \FileSystem\fastfat \Fat ...
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    Folder deleted

    Hi blade81,

    I don't know why the folder didn't get removed, but anyway I shift-deleted it.

    As for the performance, it's very bad. The PC is running slowly, so slow that even the Recycle bin...
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    Virustotal results, ComboFix log, DDS log, HDD De-frag

    Hi blade81,

    As requested:

    Virustotal.com results for c:\windows\system32\%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\IETldCache\index.dat

    http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/0e94869a2fa00aa3cf58964ec3645da8...
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    Kaspersky Report, DDS Logs

    Hi blade81,

    Thanks for the suggested workaround. As requested:

    Kaspersky Report (Detected)

    Detected
    --------
    Status Object
    ------ ------
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    ComboFix Log, Kaspersky failed

    Hi

    This is how I followed your instructions and what happened:

    1. Created CFScript.txt on desktop

    2. Disconnected LAN cable, Switched off WiFi switch

    3. Shut all windows open in the...
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    ComboFix and DDS Logs

    ComboFix 09-05-13.02 - madPC May-09 Thu 17:46.4 - NTFSx86
    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1073 [GMT 9.5:30]
    Running from: c:\users\madPC\Desktop\ComboFix.exe...
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    Logging Logs p2/2

    Here's the list of what I did (again), but with their respective logs (post 2/2)

    Ran ComboFix with CFscript (reboot took very long)

    ComboFix 09-04-29.03 - madPC May-09 Fri 2:14.2 - NTFSx86...
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    Logging Logs

    Here's the list of what I did (again), but with their respective logs (post 1/2)

    Ran ComboFix

    ComboFix 09-04-29.03 - madPC Apr-09 Thu 23:19.1 - NTFSx86
    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic ...
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    Win32.TDSS.rtk is lingering somewhere

    Hi

    A week ago, Spybot detected Win32.TDSS.rtk. I googled and came across one of the threads in the same forum. Read it and tried some of the fixes advised on my own (I now regret having done so)....
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