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my computer has been a bit slower lately but im not 100% sure its actually infected i just wanted some help to check if there is actually anything that's wrong on it. this is the first time i have encountered something like this, I really would appreciate the help. thx in advance :(

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Hello zenn and welcome to Malwarebytes,

My screen name is kevinf80, i`m here to help clean up your system. Make sure to run all scans from accounts with Administrator status, continue as follows please:

Anyone other than the original starter of this thread please DO NOT follow the instructions and advice posted as replies here, my help and advice is NOT related to your system and will probably cause more harm than good...

Change the download folder setting in the default Browser so all tools we may use are saved to the Desktop:

user posted imageGoogle Chrome - Click the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image
Choose Settings. at the bottom of the screen click the
"Show advanced settings..." link. Scroll down to find the Downloads section and click the Change... button. Select your desktop and click OK.

user posted imageMozilla Firefox - Click the "Open Menu" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image Choose Options. In the downloads section, click the Browse button, click on the Desktop folder and the click the "Select Folder" button. Click OK to get out of the Options menu.

user posted imageInternet Explorer - Click the Tools menu in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image Select View downloads. Select the Options link in the lower left of the window. Click Browse and select the Desktop and then choose the Select Folder button. Click OK to get out of the download options screen and then click Close to get out of the View Downloads screen.
NOTE: IE8 Does not support changing download locations in this manner. You will need to download the tool(s) to the default folder, usually Downloads, then copy them to the desktop.

user posted imageChange default download folder location in Edge -Boot to a user account with admin status, select start > file explorer > right click on "Downloads" folder and select "Properties"

In the new window select "Location" tab > clear the text field box and type in or copy/paste %userprofile%\Desktop > select "Apply" then "OK"

Be aware you are not changing the Browser download folder location, you are changing the user’s download directory location.....

Next,

Follow the instructions in the following link to show hidden files:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/

Next,

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Alternative download option: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/6731-farbar-recovery-scan-tool.html

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). 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.

If your security alerts to FRST either, accept the alert or turn your security off to allow FRST to run. It is not malicious or infected in any way...

Be aware FRST must be run from an account with Administrator status...
 
  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.(Windows 8/10 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.)
  • Make sure Addition.txt is checkmarked under "Optional scans"
  • Press Scan button to run the tool....
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The tool will also make a log named (Addition.txt) Please attach that log to your reply.


Let me see those logs...

Thank you,

Kevin..
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Hello zennn,

I do not see any obvious malware or infection in your logs, I not your version of Windows is outdated, any reason why you`ve not updated...?

Run the following, lets see if we have missed anything..

Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into. "Do not open that file"
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Open FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.

Next,

Open Malwarebytes, select > "settings" > "protection tab"

Scroll down to "Scan Options" ensure Scan for Rootkits and Scan within Archives are both on....

Go back to "DashBoard" select the Blue "Scan Now" tab......

When the scan completes deal with any found entries... Then select "Export Summary" then "Text File (*.txt)" name that log and save , you can copy or attach that to your reply...

Next,

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
 
  • Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on the Scan in the Actions box
  • Please wait fot the scan to finish..
  • When "Waiting for action.Please uncheck elements you want to keep" shows in top line..
  • Click on the Cleaning box.
  • Next click OK on the "Closing Programs" pop up box.
  • Click OK on the Information box & again OK to allow the necessary reboot
  • After restart the AdwCleaner(C*)-Notepad log will appear, please copy/paste it in your next reply. Where * is the number relative to list of scans completed...


Next,

Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.

If your security alerts to this scan either accept the alert or turn off your security to allow Sophos to run and complete.....
 
  • Double click the icon and select Run
  • Click Next
  • Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice
  • Click Install
  • Click Finish to launch the program
  • Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning
  • If any threats are found click Details, then View log file... (bottom left hand corner)
  • Copy and paste the results in your reply
  • Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup
  • Click Exit to close the program
  • If no threats were found please confirm that result....



Let me see those logs in your next reply...

Thank you,

Kevin...

 

 

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That measurement is looking very high, I suppose it could be high when a particular resource hungary service or a group of services are writing to or reading from the disk at the same time. 

  1. with task manager open, click on the Performance tab and then click on Open resource monitor link at the bottom.
  2. In  resource monitor, click on the Disk tab to check which processes are running currently and the disk usage for each process.

Can you see which entries have the highest reading...

 

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When you have Taskmanager open with "Processes" selected all entres under "Apps" are running, Messaging is a windows app, its normal startup type is manual (triggered)

If you believe your PC is slow starting up lets run your system in "Clean Boot" mode, see if that makes any diference.... Basically that mode is all none MS services disabled, obviously any that affect security or internet connection can be left enabled. Full instructions at the following link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929135

Let me know if clean boot makes any difference...

 

 

 

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Yes on startup disk usage will be very high, many services, program files and apps etc will be read/writing at that time.... One last indepth scan to ensure your system is definitely clean, this scan is very thorough so may take several hours.....

user posted imageScan with ESET Online Scanner

This step can only be done using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.
Please visit ESET Online Scanner website.

Click there Run ESET Online Scanner.

If using Internet Explorer:
 
  • Accept the Terms of Use and click Start.
  • Allow the running of add-on.

If using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome:
  • Download esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe that you'll be given link to.
  • Double click esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe.
  • Allow the Terms of Use and click Start.


To perform the scan:
 
  • Select "Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications"
  • Make sure that Remove found threats is unchecked.
  • Scan archives is checked.
  • In Advanced Settings: Scan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications and Enable Anti-Stealth technology are checked.
  • Under “Enable Stealth Technology select “Change” select any extra drives in that window.
  • Click Start
  • The program will begin to download it's virus database. The speed may vary depending on your Internet connection.
  • When completed, the program will begin to scan. This may take several hours. Please, be patient.
  • Do not do anything on your machine as it may interrupt the scan.
  • When the scan is done, click Finish.
  • A logfile will be created at C:\Program Files (x86)\ESET\ESET Online Scanner. Open it using Notepad.



Please include this logfile in your next reply.

Don't forget to re-enable security software!

Thank you,

Kevin...

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You`ve posted the results of a scan, I asked for a specific search.... Is no big deal if AdwCleaner is now working, can you post the log from AdwCleaner... Also lets try another scan to make sure your system is definitely clean... If this scan is clean we can try a clean boot and see if that makes any difference...

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Download Dr Web Cureit from here http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit save to your desktop. (Scroll to bottom of page)
 
  • The file will be randomly named
  • Reboot to safe mode <<<<<------------ http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
  • Run Dr Web
  • Tick the I agree box and select continue
  • Click select objects for scanning
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  • Tick all boxes as shown
  • Click the wrench and select automatically apply actions to threats

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  • Press start scan
  • The scan will now commence

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  • Once the scan has finished click open report <<<--- Do not miss this step

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  • A notepad will open
  • Select File > Save as..
  • Save it to your desktop



This log will be excessive, Please attach it to your next reply…

Next,

If the scan is clean try a clean boot, see how your system responds in that mode... Full instructions at the following link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929135

Thank you,

Kevin...

 

 

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