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Hello,

I saw that you posted some information in regards to a similar problem that i seem to be having with my Dell Inspiron Laptop that is running Windows Vista. I was trying to run a virus scan with Malwarebytes and then the computer just shut down. I also tried to boot the computer in safe mode and i tried running the scan and the same thing, the computer wanted to shut down randomly. I tried downloading the Combofix program and it would be great if I can send you the log to analyze (if that is ok?). Also i tried running Malwarebytes Scan after doing the Combofix and the Scan worked properly this time however it still keeps finding tons of Malware issues on the computer and I quarantine all the virus files. Then I try running the scan again and the Malwarebytes program continues to find infected issues on the computer. It never seems to completely clean out all the infected issues.

Looking forward to your response.

Thank you,
Jazzfactor

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Hello,
    
 
They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.
 
     
    
Before we start please read and note the following:

  • Limit your internet access to posting here, some infections just wait to steal typed-in passwords.
  • Please be patient. I know it is frustrating when your PC isn't working properly, but malware removal takes time.
  • Don't run any scripts or tools on your own, unsupervised usage may cause more harm than good.
  • Do not paste the logs in your posts, attachments make my work easier. There is a More reply options button, that gives you Upload Files option below which you can use to attach your reports. Always attach reports from all tools.
  • Always execute my instructions in given order. If for some reason you cannot completely follow one instruction, inform me about that.
  • Stay with me to the end, the absence of symptoms doesn't mean that your machine is fully operational.
  • Note that we may live in totally different time zones, what may cause some delays between answers.
  • Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay someone to repair it.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.

:excl: I can't foresee everything, so if anything unexpected happens, please stop and inform me!
:excl: There are no silly questions. Never be afraid to ask if in doubt!
 
 
 
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That being told, if any evidence of illegal OS, software, cracks/keygens or any other will be revealed, any further assistance will be suspended. If you are aware that there is this kind of stuff on your machine, remove it before proceeding!
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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.
 
Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
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FRST.gif Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
 


icon_exclaim.gif This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine. icon_exclaim.gif
icon_exclaim.gif Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. icon_exclaim.gif

 
Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:
 
Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

  • Right-click on FRST.gif icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
  • When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.
 
 
 
 

TDSSKiller_Kaspersky.png Scan with TDSSKiller
 
Please download TDSSKiller by Kaspersky and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on TDSSKiller_Kaspersky.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Click on Change parameters and put a checkmark beside Loaded modules. A reboot will be needed to apply the changes, allow it to do so.
  • Your machine may appear very slow and unusable after that - it's normal.
  • TDSSKiller will run automaticaly. Click on Change parameters and click OK.
  • Click the Start Scan button and wait patiently.

If anything will be found follow this guidelines:

  • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
    Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
    If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead.
  • Do not choose Delete unless instructed!

A report will be created in your root directory, (usually C:\ drive) in the form of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt. Please include the contents of that file in your next post.

fixlist.txt

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Hello TwinHeadedEagle,

 

I wanted to thank you for your responses.  My laptop seems to be running much better.  It didn't find any viruses so that is reassuring.  I have also been working at clearing out the computer for the last 4 days now as well.  I have installed Avast Anti-Virus and Malwarebytes and CC Cleaner and I have reactivated Windows Defender, Windows Spyware and the Windows Firewall as well.

 

Hopefully it starts working better.  The computer is definitely still slow although it is an old laptop as well.  It seems to have stopped randomly shutting down as well.  I finally managed to run Malwarebytes and the scan was successful and there were no viruses found !  What a relief !

 

I am hoping there are no hardware issues (such as video card or something else)

 

Next I will look at my network and start making that more secure.

 

It's funny because all of a sudden on my other laptop, Google Chrome browser just randomly no longer opens or works... could it be a coincidence?  Not sure.

 

Anyway, 1 laptop down, another to go ! 

 

Thanks again for all your help!

 

Jazzfactor

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Glad we could help. :)

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