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Windows 7: cannot unlock taskbar or make changes in Start menu properties

07 Mar 2013   #41
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

omegatx,

While you are updating, include all the items found (red) by Security Check.

Otherwise, your system is like a magnet in a bucket of nails.
Those vulnerabilities are bad news.


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08 Mar 2013   #42
omegatx

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, updated windows to current. The results of security check are below. I will update the Flash player. Strange thing - Security Check states that I need to install Service Pack 1. And Emsisoft will not run w/o Pack 1. However, Update tells me I am up to date. How do I get Service pack 1?

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.60
Windows 7 x64 (UAC is enabled)
Out of date service pack!!
Internet Explorer 9
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Disabled!
GFI Software VIPRE
Antivirus up to date!
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.70.0.1100
Java 7 Update 17
Java version out of Date!
Adobe Flash Player 10 Flash Player out of Date!
Adobe Reader XI
Google Chrome 25.0.1364.152
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe
CheckPoint ZoneAlarm vsmon.exe
CheckPoint ZoneAlarm zatray.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 12% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
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08 Mar 2013   #43
omegatx

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Additional info... Updated Flash Player. However, I have Java 17 update. Do not know why the app ststes Java is out of date. Tried to install 17 and the PC states I have it installed. Here are latest results:

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.60
Windows 7 x64 (UAC is enabled)
Out of date service pack!!
Internet Explorer 9
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Disabled!
GFI Software VIPRE
Antivirus up to date!
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.70.0.1100
Java 7 Update 17
Java version out of Date!
Adobe Reader XI
Google Chrome 25.0.1364.152
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe
CheckPoint ZoneAlarm vsmon.exe
CheckPoint ZoneAlarm zatray.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 12% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Mar 2013   #44
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Here is the info on SP1:
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

On verifying Java:
Verify Java Version

Emsisoft is the preference, however, if it remains stubborn, then press on with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
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08 Mar 2013   #45
omegatx

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Never mind about the SP 1. Now Windows Update is showing the download... weird...
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08 Mar 2013   #46
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Computers...
Quote:
... weird...
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08 Mar 2013   #47
omegatx

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, here are the results of the latest Security Check:

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.60
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)
Internet Explorer 9
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Disabled!
GFI Software VIPRE
Antivirus up to date!
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.70.0.1100
Java 7 Update 17
Java version out of Date!
Adobe Reader XI
Google Chrome 25.0.1364.152
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe
CheckPoint ZoneAlarm vsmon.exe
CheckPoint ZoneAlarm zatray.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 16% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

Here are the results of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Scan:

After I spent 3 hours scanning with Emsisoft, the app froze when I executed the quarantine portion. The app located 9 instances of Malware, all on my external back up drive, some as software downloads, others as mail attachments. They were all old from backups. So tomorrow I will start the scan again and see if it freezes on quarantine. The app found nothing on the C drive or in active processes.

More to come... Paul...
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09 Mar 2013   #48
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

omegatx,

There is a program that provides a means of securing USB drives, memory cards, external hard drives, and is designed to prevent infections transmitted via removable drives. It is called MCShield. (This program has no association with McAfee.)

Download site for MCShield:
MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool::
Save to the Desktop.

Double-click the MCShield-Setup to install the program.
Follow the prompts.

Once at the program console, click Run for MCShield to finish its initial scan.

Under the General and Scanner tabs, use the defaults items already checked.



Click: OK

Plug in your USB storage device to the computer (only one at a time).
Scanning is done automatically.

When all done, a report is created.
The report can be found by going to: Start > All Programs > MCShield > Logs

If any malware is found, please post the McShield report in your reply.
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09 Mar 2013   #49
omegatx

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, ran Emsisoft again. It found no malware! It appears that it did quarantine all the instances it found. I have attached both scan reports. You can see all of the locations were on the external drive and were very old (old backups).

What do you think of the app. Would it be helpful to purchase a license and run it as resident. Do you think it would place too much load on resources, since I already have Vipre? Vipre has always stated that you should not run more than one process for malware, because of computer speed and resources.

Will proceed with Malwarebytes & MC2 Shield. More to come...


Attached Files
File Type: txt a2scan_130308-174428.txt (2.9 KB, 1 views)
File Type: txt a2scan_130308-225615.txt (822 Bytes, 1 views)
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09 Mar 2013   #50
omegatx

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, ran MC2 Shield. Results:

>>> MCShield AllScans.txt <<<



>>> MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool:: v 2.5.4.20 / DB: 2013.3.8.1 / NT6.1 <<<


3/9/2013 6:37:01 AM > Drive C: - scan started (PAUL_C ~451 GB, NTFS HDD )...



=> The drive is clean.


3/9/2013 6:37:01 AM > Drive F: - scan started (PATRIOT_USB ~30512 MB, FAT32 flash drive )...



=> The drive is clean.


3/9/2013 6:37:03 AM > Drive P: - scan started (PAUL_PBU ~932 GB, NTFS HDD )...



=> The drive is clean.

How should I use this app in the future? Just to check now and then? Should it stay resident, etc.?
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