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Windows 7: Explorer.exe causes Iexplore to open multiple instances and high mem

08 Sep 2014   #41
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is a shot from the Bitdefender scan. these are the I/O errors it lists so far.
this scan runs in Linux live cd so it really should not have any permission errors right?
*sigh* looking bad right now. I hate having to tell them this kind of news.
Seagate reported no issues with the drive after 2 runs each of the short and long dst.




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09 Sep 2014   #42
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well for my two cents worth try these if you haven't already

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer delete any rubbishthese find.

If these do not come up with anything try one of these



KASPERSKY RESCUE DISK

Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

You will need to make a bootable disk > set the BIOS toboth from either the optical (my preferred way) or a USB stick - again asyou are having problems there stay with the optical. The rest I haven'tyet tested yet so am not sure how good they are and I run paid for Kaspersky onall my machines anyway.

What this will do is to scan from power on and checkliterally everything as it starts up.

Now it does take a fair while to run but just may picksome rubbish malware on it's way into the system.

There are the rootkit scans too any one of these but the TDSS Killer is the usual one to go with.
Five free portable rootkit removers - TechRepublic

One can go on to heavier stuff too but try thee first.

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09 Sep 2014   #43
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In malwarebytes there's the option to search for rootkits Settings/ Detection and Protection/ Check the box to scan for rootkits,
Then Scan Custom scan !
Use the Custom scan and make sure rootkits is activated be also sure you don't use the machine during the can be very long scan
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
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09 Sep 2014   #44
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
In malwarebytes there's the option to search for rootkits Settings/ Detection and Protection/ Check the box to scan for rootkits,
Then Scan Custom scan !
Use the Custom scan and make sure rootkits is activated be also sure you don't use the machine during the can be very long scan
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Mmm TZ must check my settings as I just plonked the paid for on some time ago and didn't think to check them out
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09 Sep 2014   #45
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I thought Bill's tutorial I posted walked through that part but he doesn't
It's a pretty long scan with rootkits enabled on a custom scan so be ready to sit for a while
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09 Sep 2014   #46
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Checked mine out and it set up by default I reckon because I haven't been into settings since putting it on.
Funny thing is with the paid for the scans have never come up with much at all nit that they did with the free but there were a few sometimes.
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09 Sep 2014   #47
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The paid for version running active doesn't let bad things in, so it finds less.
The free version just cleans up the mess after things get in.
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09 Sep 2014   #48
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

So they mbam says you should only have to do one custom scan with scan for rootkits enabled ?
To avoid any ssd or hdd scan thrashing
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09 Sep 2014   #49
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Paid for version has the rootkit scan already enabled. While it is active there are quite a few pop ups that say IE is trying to access several different sites like vacumeDOTcleanDOTcom among many others. I know this is an infection. Cant seem to figure out what is infected or how to remove it. Very frustrating indeed.
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09 Sep 2014   #50
gregrocker

 

Did you start a fresh thread in Security forum and google for specialized tools for that infection? They don't always check More Help Needed.
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