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Hello,

I recently got my desktop PC online after a long stint of being offline. It was running very slow on websites and when I played online games my ping to other users was supposedly sky high even though my ping read as under 60. One user advised me to get the free version Malarebytes as could be malicious software affecting my machine and he said it was top notch.

I tried to download but it wouldn't let me and redirected me to a site called CNet which did not respond. I restarted my machine in safe mode with networking and downloaded malware bytes which went ok. I started it in safe mode and it scanned in quick mode and found 1 infected item. I then scanned full mode later not in the safe mode It ran very slow but did the scan and found a further 3 files and 3 folders infected.

However now it will not scan at all. Both the quick and full scans freezes and stops responding.

After a little research on the internet it seems malware may be stopping malware bytes from running and may be the reason why my machine is running slow on certain bsites like ebay and paypal.

I am not overly experienced in these matters so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and also I'm running XP professional service pack 3 with 2gb ram and a pentium 4 2.6 processor.

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Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes, metaleca:

Sorry to hear that your computer may be infected.

Alas, we cannot work on malware detection/removal in this part of the General MBAM forum.

Excellent, self-help troubleshooting info for getting MBAM to run on an infected machine can be found here.

If you would like expert assistance with cleaning your system, there are 3 support options from which to choose:

  • Option 1 -- Free, Expert advice in the Malware Removal Forum
  • Option 2 -- Paying customer using MBAM PRO -- Contact MBAM Support via email
  • Option 3 -- Premium, Fee-Based Support

OPTION 1

As we don't deal with malware removal in this General Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forum, you need to start a topic in the Malware Removal forum so that a qualified helper can help you fix any malware related problems/infections you may have.

  • First, please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete.
  • If the infection has so crippled the computer that you cannot follow most/all of the requested steps, then please just proceed as advised below:
  • Then please post a NEW topic here.
  • When posting your new thread, please make sure that, under "options", you select Track this topic and choose Immediate Email Notification, so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.
  • One of the expert helpers there will give you free, one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.
  • Please refrain from making any further changes to your computer such as (Install/Uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc...) unless advised by a malware removal helper. Doing so can result in system changes which may hinder the attempts by a helper to clean your machine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please DO NOT post back to ("bump") your topic within the first 48 hours.

Replying to your own posts changes the post count from zero. Helpers are looking for topics with zero replies. If you reply to your own post, helpers may think that you're already being helped and thus may overlook your post. This will only delay your obtaining assistance.


  • o If there is no reply from any experts after 48 hours, you can reply to the topic, asking for help again.
    Or
    o You may send a Private Message to a Moderator asking for assistance.

OPTION 2

Alternatively, as a paying customer using MBAM PRO, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org or here.

OPTION 3

If you would like to use the Malwarebytes Premium Services (Comprehensive solutions to all your computer support needs -- from installation and set-up to troubleshooting and tune-ups), please go to the Malwarebytes Premium Services support site.

Please be patient -- someone will assist you as soon as it is possible.

Thanks very much!

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Hello,

I recently got my desktop PC online after a long stint of being offline. It was running very slow on websites and when I played online games my ping to other users was supposedly sky high even though my ping read as under 60. One user advised me to get the free version Malarebytes as could be malicious software affecting my machine and he said it was top notch.

I tried to download but it wouldn't let me and redirected me to a site called CNet which did not respond. I restarted my machine in safe mode with networking and downloaded malware bytes which went ok. I started it in safe mode and it scanned in quick mode and found 1 infected item. I then scanned full mode later not in the safe mode It ran very slow but did the scan and found a further 3 files and 3 folders infected.

However now it will not scan at all. Both the quick and full scans freezes and stops responding.

After a little research on the internet it seems malware may be stopping malware bytes from running and may be the reason why my machine is running slow on certain bsites like ebay and paypal.

I am not overly experienced in these matters so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and also I'm running XP professional service pack 3 with 2gb ram and a pentium 4 2.6 processor.

Just a quick suggestion, run your pc in safe mode with network until it's clean. It's no good, finding one infection, then trying again in ordinary mode.

I cleared my friend's machine with Malwarebytes and she had about 10 infections, including one that was stopping her browser connecting to the internet. However, MBAM did download it's update, found the last infection and bingo we were up and running again.

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