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Windows 7: Computer Slow/Locking up - spam found in temporary folder !!

13 Jun 2014   #11
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Running it now but it's taking ages. I selected everything and ran it, maybe things I didn't need to scan..


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13 Jun 2014   #12
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Going to be all night at this rate, I take it I don't need to scan all my files and folders?
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13 Jun 2014   #13
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

That probably took longer than it needed to, but anyway here are the results of the custom log where I selected e v e r y t h i n g . .

File System: NTFS
User: Owner

Scan Type: Custom Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 579491
Time Elapsed: 3 hr, 36 min, 19 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Warn

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 5
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-546675599-697883350-1242438441-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{DEDAF650-12B8-48F5-A843-BBA100716106}, , [19993c37b3c8a591ccd63c06d131f907],
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-546675599-697883350-1242438441-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{DEDAF650-12B8-48F5-A843-BBA100716106}, , [19993c37b3c8a591ccd63c06d131f907],
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SWEETIM, , [d5ddbcb7334847efe026bc1bb54ebd43],
PUP.Optional.TidyNetwork.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-546675599-697883350-1242438441-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\TidyNetwork, , [bdf59fd495e683b36fcd1c9c48ba6799],
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-546675599-697883350-1242438441-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\SWEETIM, , [59598fe48af149ed4cb9e6f12fd49070],

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SWEETIM|simapp_id, {1A94FCCA-04C9-42B7-AC41-1ADE276A3895}, , [d5ddbcb7334847efe026bc1bb54ebd43]
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-546675599-697883350-1242438441-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\SWEETIM|simapp_id, {1A94FCCA-04C9-42B7-AC41-1ADE276A3895}, , [59598fe48af149ed4cb9e6f12fd49070]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\SweetIM\Toolbars, , [832fafc4631888ae04941f699969b050],
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer, , [832fafc4631888ae04941f699969b050],
PUP.Optional.SweetIM.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\SweetIM\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\Microsoft.VC90.CRT, , [832fafc4631888ae04941f699969b050],

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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13 Jun 2014   #14
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Whole thing is screwed now. I clicked quarantine to quarantine (I thought) some of the PUPs and it removed them completely, I restarted and then nothing was working because I had it in diagnostic start up mode I think so I eventually managed to get it back to normal start up, restarted and then things I don't want to start up were starting it and it's really slow.

Thought it was going to be restore disk time there for a moment.

So what now?
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13 Jun 2014   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
Going to be all night at this rate, I take it I don't need to scan all my files and folders?
Hi you take it wrong,
Not scanning your files and folders ?
Adding scan with Rootkit is a long scan,
Your really need to Not use your computer while scans are running for best results and to speed them up a bit,
Deselect rootkit and repeat the scan booting normally as in Not using safe startup/ safe mode with networking or anything like that,
It shouldn't matter if your computer is slow browsing... because you shouldn't be using it
Cheers.
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14 Jun 2014   #16
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

It's working fine now, but for how long, and why did malwarebytes assume that I wanted it to reset al my start up program settings? Come to think of it, that was probably me that did that.

I do a root scan next time I am away for a while and see what that come up with. Can I run an MSE root scan as well at the same time?

Edit by root MSE scan I think I mean run it in safe mode.
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14 Jun 2014   #17
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/URL]
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
Yep, nearly got fooled by the advert banner at first.

Quote:
This is also an awesome free utility,
Temp files delete,
Run this as administrator and Start the scanner,
Shut your machine down after it finishes,
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
Do i really need that if I already have CCleaner?

CCleaner also keeps inviting me to update, but it seems to want money now.
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14 Jun 2014   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I have no experience with ccleaner,

I prefer TFC because it has no adds it's just a great little free tool that deletes allot of java crap/ temp files...

Ccleaner has more features but windows has some of the same built in I prefer to use,
So TFC certainly will not hurt anything run it and see what it finds and see if ccleaner is doing it's job

It's better to run Full scans all folders/ files/ and drives at least once with what ever scanner you use,
Rootkit is optional but do not exclude anywhere for best results,
Be prepared to wait and Do Not use the machine during these scans,
Cheers.
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14 Jun 2014   #19
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Will let you know.

Should I switch to Avast from MSE then? Is that no longer a reliable anti-virus checker?
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14 Jun 2014   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Review my first post,
To sum up,
There's is no antivirus in existence that covers all threat types,
If there were we would all be using it
Avast/ MSE/....... neither have silver bullets against malware
Cheers.
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