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45 year old NON-tech-savvy Mom trying to help 23 year old college aged son.  His computer is definitely under attack and it's MID TERMS WEEK :blink:  He was in class today and his whole computer blue screened and then would not turn back on......No kidding, but all I (the Mom) did, was gently turn the computer on it's side, just to look at the bottom to see if something could be loose or the battery not seated properly and the computer CAME BACK ON.....I know it's on it's last leg, but my son is in his FINAL semester, of his FIFTH year of college!  We just have a few weeks to get through, then HE can buy his own computer :D lolll  I don't know how to add, make or attach the "logs" you guys talk about, but here's the error cut and paste from the "info" I get.  Bear with me....I am old fart. :D



A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: AppHangB1

Application Name: mbam.exe

Application Version:

Application Timestamp: 511f8eb2

Hang Signature: 8558

Hang Type: 0

OS Version: 6.0.6002.

Locale ID: 1033

Additional Hang Signature 1: 16a43a4c4adb5c879492543f4e633122

Additional Hang Signature 2: 8a95

Additional Hang Signature 3: b98f5ed519bf45edd67989e18316ed13

Additional Hang Signature 4: 8558

Additional Hang Signature 5: 16a43a4c4adb5c879492543f4e633122

Additional Hang Signature 6: 8a95

Additional Hang Signature 7: b98f5ed519bf45edd67989e18316ed13

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Please run a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes like this and post the log:

Open up Malwarebytes > Settings Tab > Scanner Settings > Under action for PUP > Select: Show in Results List and Check for removal.

Please Update and run a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, post the report.

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.


Then please start HERE

Post back the 2 logs here.....DDS.txt and Attach.txt (DDS may not run on W8)

(please don't put logs in code or quotes and use the default font)

(Please don't forget to run the RogueKiller scan below)

General Forum P2P/Piracy Warning:

1. If you're using Peer 2 Peer software such uTorrent, BitTorrent or similar you must either fully uninstall it or completely disable it from running while being assisted here.

Failure to remove or disable such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.

2. If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, custom (Adobe) host file, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now and read the policy on Piracy.

Failure to remove such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.



Please download and run RogueKiller 32 bit to your desktop.

RogueKiller<---use this one for 64 bit systems

Which system am I using?

Quit all running programs.

For Windows XP, double-click to start.

For Vista or Windows 7-8, do a right-click on the program, select Run as Administrator to start, & when prompted Allow to run.

Click Scan to scan the system.

When the scan completes > Close out the program > Don't Fix anything!

Don't run any other options, they're not all bad!!!!!!!

Post back the report which should be located on your desktop.

(please don't put logs in code or quotes and use the default font)



Please read all of my instructions completely including these.

Make sure system restore is turned on and running, please create a new restore point

Make sure you're subscribed to this topic: Click on the Follow This Topic Button (at the top right of this page), make sure that the Receive notification box is checked and that it is set to Instantly

Removing malware can be unpredictable...unlikely but things can go very wrong! Backup any files that cannot be replaced. You can copy them to a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive

<+>Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs while I'm working with you.

<+>The removal of malware isn't instantaneous, please be patient.

<+>When we are done, I'll give to instructions on how to cleanup all the tools and logs

<+>Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear" and Please don't waste my time by leaving before that.

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