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Windows 7: 71 processes at idle / computer slow - what's wrong?

03 Feb 2014   #11
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
The only thing I recognize in there is Ixquick, which I want. It's a non-tracking non-spying alternative to Google search.




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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.1.0 (01.07.2014:1)
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
Ran by R on Mon 02/03/2014 at 18:43:13.86
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~~~ Services



~~~ Registry Values



~~~ Registry Keys

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\conduit
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\caphyon
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\conduit
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\au__rasapi32
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\au__rasmancs



~~~ Files



~~~ Folders



~~~ FireFox

Successfully deleted: [File] C:\Users\R\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\cx93p3fq.default\extensions\searchy@searchy.xpi
Successfully deleted: [Folder] C:\Users\R\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\cx93p3fq.default\extensions\staged
Successfully deleted the following from C:\Users\R\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\cx93p3fq.default\prefs.js

user_pref("browser.search.defaultenginename", "Ixquick HTTPS");
user_pref("browser.search.selectedEngine", "Ixquick HTTPS");
Emptied folder: C:\Users\R\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\cx93p3fq.default\minidumps [369 files]



~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared





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Scan was completed on Mon 02/03/2014 at 18:48:00.08
End of JRT log
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03 Feb 2014   #12
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Conduit is a webpage hijacker, adwcleaner and JRT specialize in the removal of this and programs that are similar as well as many other things. Conduit is typically installed by the user when they click "Express" install instead of "Custom" Clicking custom allows you to choose which programs to install that come with the one you originally wanted.

Also removed some others similar to conduit.

As for the Ixquick.com read here http://forums.anvisoft.com/viewtopic-53-4463-0.html

Il post back in a few minutes with some other programs to run.
Cheers

Also make sure you run the clean/delete part of Adwcleaner
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03 Feb 2014   #13
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I would like you to run Rogue killer, you can get it from here Download RogueKiller - MajorGeeks

Same process, run the program and post the results.

Also could you run Malwarebytes which can be downloaded from here Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Protect, Detect & Remove Malware From Your PC

Make sure to download the free version and Un-tick the free trial version on offer!

Run a quick scan and post the results here.

Thanks
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03 Feb 2014   #14
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Also, to help prevent the installation of unwanted programs when you install a program, download Unchecky: Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear
Even with this application though, be sure to check which things you want and uncheck the things that you don't.
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04 Feb 2014   #15
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Also make sure you run the clean/delete part of Adwcleaner
Does JRT remove things, or only find them? (I understand that ADW has separate buttons for finding and removing things but I'm not clear on JRT.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
The Ixquick issue is complicated and may need its own separate thread. I do not believe it is hijacking or redirecting. It is recognized as one of the top two non-tracking non-spying search providers, the other being Duckduckgo. (Ixquick and Startpage.com are sister pages from the same company. One provides Google results - it's their explicit, intended purpose, with Google's permission, the other collates from multiple other engines.)

It's my default search provider in Firefox. I have had no evidence of redirects or hijacking at all (unusual pop-ups, unintended webpages opening, unfamiliar URLs in the address bar, which I keep visible at all times). I know what redirects look like because I had a redirect problem about 4 years ago on a different computer; I cleaned it out right away.

Ixquick is listed at Prism-break.org, a directory of privacy-protecting (NSA-resistant) applications and services with extremely rigorous standards that has been covered in international media. Very few products of any kind - and none that are proprietary - meet their requirments. (That rules out all of Microsoft, Google and Apple. The site discourages people from using Windows altogether.)

See Ixquick's discussion of privacy issues here (and other information like full names, bios, photos and contact information of company officers, which I don't think I've seen for any computer product ever.)


As for the hijacking issue - if you search for 'ixquick redirect', the results apart from avisoft are at very shady looking sites from places like Lithuania and Brazil, with names like yac.mx and 60boy.com. Something's fishy if those are top results for removing a browser hijacker, and the absence of familiar PC help, news, or cleanup sites should raise flags. Even more suspicious is that those two sites are identical, with different URLs leading to identical pages.

Still, if conclusive information turns up, I could be convinced otherwise. I'm not saying there isn't a malicious Ixquick redirect out there. (Personally, I find it more plausible that some rogue hacker or even someone secretly backed by Google is behind the redirect, than that the operation is an elaborate scam that has fooled not only Prism-break but also the Netherlands Data Protection Authority at which Ixquick is registered.... but this is purely opinion.)


Coverage of Ixquick ----------------------------------

http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...es-2013-google


Dutch search engine ignores IP addresses ? The Register

Scroogle's Gone? Here's Who Still Offers Private Searching

Search Engines Ixquick & StartPage Double Up On Security Measures With 2 New Encryption Standards

Startpage and Ixquick search engines improve user privacy further | Ghacks (This is one person's own tech blog that I have been following for years)

Shady-looking virus-removal sites ----------------------------

http://www.yac.mx/en/guides/virus-gu...val-guide.html

A guide on how to delete/remove Ixquick.com Redirect (Removal Instructions)
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04 Feb 2014   #16
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
I would like you to run Rogue killer...
Many thanks for all this help. I will do these things. I try to be super-vigilant about always, always choosing 'Custom' installs and unchecking anything suspicious, but of course something could have slipped through at some point.

I already have Malwarebytes - the free version which only scans when you tell it to (i.e. 'manually'). If I understand correctly only the paid version monitors continually and does automatic scheduled scans.

I read somewhere that the free version is adequate if you run it every week or two and also have MS Security Essentials, which I do.
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04 Feb 2014   #17
catalogue

7 Pro 64
 
 
RogueKiller log

Two things don't show up in the log:

- List of browser extensions, which shows a few that I removed some time ago. Apparently Firefox didn't completely delete them.
- MDR section which I pasted at the end. It says "Invalid partition table.Error loading operating system.Missing operating system".
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RogueKiller V8.8.3 _x64_ [Jan 24 2014] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://www.adlice.com/forum/
Website : RogueKiller download
Blog : Adlice Software | malware analysis

Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : R [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 02/04/2014 11:27:35
| ARK || FAK || MBR |

Bad processes : 0

Registry Entries : 16
[HJ POL][PUM] HKCU\[...]\System : DisableTaskMgr (0) -> FOUND
[HJ POL][PUM] HKCU\[...]\System : DisableRegistryTools (0) -> FOUND
[HJ POL][PUM] HKLM\[...]\System : ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin (0) -> FOUND
[HJ POL][PUM] HKLM\[...]\System : EnableLUA (0) -> FOUND
[HJ POL][PUM] HKLM\[...]\Wow6432Node\[...]\System : ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin (0) -> FOUND
[HJ POL][PUM] HKLM\[...]\Wow6432Node\[...]\System : EnableLUA (0) -> FOUND
[HJ SMENU][PUM] HKCU\[...]\Advanced : Start_ShowMyGames (0) -> FOUND
[HJ SMENU][PUM] HKCU\[...]\Advanced : Start_TrackProgs (0) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKCU\[...]\ClassicStartMenu : {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKCU\[...]\ClassicStartMenu : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKCU\[...]\ClassicStartMenu : {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKCU\[...]\NewStartPanel : {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKCU\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKCU\[...]\NewStartPanel : {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} (1) -> FOUND
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND

Scheduled tasks : 0

Startup Entries : 0

Web browsers : 0

Browser Addons : 0

Particular Files / Folders:

Driver : [NOT LOADED 0x0]

External Hives:

Infection :

HOSTS File:
--> %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts




MBR Check:

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: (\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 @ IDE) ST9500420AS +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 856421149ca2309c05c09135b46c396f
[BSP] 55809368190c9f11845a881640868884 : Windows 7/8 MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 1200 Mo
1 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2459648 | Size: 459738 Mo
2 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 944003072 | Size: 16000 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

Finished : << RKreport[0]_S_02042014_112735.txt >>

------------------------------------------------------------------------

MDR SECTION:


MBR Check:

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: ST9500420AS +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 856421149ca2309c05c09135b46c396f
[BSP] 55809368190c9f11845a881640868884 : Windows 7/8 MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 1200 Mo
1 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2459648 | Size: 459738 Mo
2 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 944003072 | Size: 16000 Mo

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6e 67 20 73 79 73 74 65 6d 00 00 00 63 7b 9a 36 57
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3.....|......|.........Ph...........~..|.............V.U.F...F...A..U..]r...U.u.....t..F.f`.~..t&fh....f.v.h..h.|h..h...B.V.................|.V..v..N..n...fas..N.u..~...... ....U2..V...]...>.}U.un.v....u.....d......`.|....d.u.......f#.u;f..TCPAu2....r,fh....fh....fh....fSfSfUfh....fh.| ..fah.....Z2...|.................2.......<.t.............+..d..$...$..Invalid partition table.Error loading operating system.Missing operating system...c{.6W....

User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!
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