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Greetings! kevinf80 helped me get my machine cleaned up in December, now weird things happening. Since kev's help I've update SP3, drivers I could think of (BIOS),etc. Upgraded to 512 mem.(max), disabled TM1150 wireless Nic, installed Linksys 801.11N cardbus. The last 3 days starting getting operational errors.


- CPU racing to max. quite often / slow operation

-Jan. 16 : Script errors in GMAIL options: Continue or Stop. Script errors max'd CPU, gmail not functional, effected the complete machine op. Slowness and CPU maxing continued after finally getting out of gmail, and rebooting several times.

Task manager showed 2 unfamiliar processes: aswOfferTool.exe (spawned by Avast? ), and dwwin.exe. When I retired for the night and did a shutdown received a error message that displayed quickly and vanished so I could not see what is was.

Jan. 17: Booted up, dwwin.exe, aswOfferTool.exe not running. Linksys showing a connection, but Firefox reported unable to connect. Tried IE8, failed. Retry: connected and loaded home page(POGO), then reported not connected~ work 0ffline etc...

Rebooted several times with an error I couldn't capture before restart. Rebooted and went away for awhile, was able to connect to internet, but still CPU running wild. After rebooting several times received error message: GTrMDrv.exe application failure. (I think this related to my Linksys [broadcom drivers]). That eventually went away, now CPU still going wild.

On Jan. 16 I updated new Version of Java & Flashplayer, and also installed Adobe reader *.

Any assistance or advice will be gratefully appreciated. (gratefully purposely spelled~lol)

I did run malware bytes with nothing showing, and no ill reports from avast

Sorry to be so wordy~thank you for any help

I haven't received a response, Am I not entiltled to help anymore?

Anyway, yesterday I expericened another strange symptom : several attempts to connect to gmail it appeared to be redirecting me to unsafe sites, I didn't think to write that info until later. I am posting my Hijackthis log if it is any help.

Please let me know if I'm in wrong category or not eligible for help.

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Hello farmer68623

I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.

Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.

Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!

  • Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
    • We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
  • Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
    • Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.
  • Please read every post completely before doing anything.
    • Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.
  • Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
    • A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.
NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the "Follow This Topic" Button, make sure that the "Receive notification" box is checked and that it is set to "Instantly" - This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster.

NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.

NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.

I need to get some reports to get a base to start from so I need you to run these programs first.

-Download DDS-

  • Please download DDS from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:


    Download DDS and save it to your desktop




    • Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.
    • Shortly after two logs will appear:
      • DDS.txt
      • Attach.txt
    • A window will open instructing you save & post the logs
    • Save the logs to a convenient place such as your desktop
    • Copy the contents of both logs & post in your next reply
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