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Windows 7: I think I have a serious virus

25 Nov 2014   #21
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

DoeZ,

On your being a Postal worker, etc....
Have a crystall ball!

(No, actually, read it on your personal profile.)


On the Hosts file...

The hosts file is used by an Operating System to map hostnames to IP addresses.
Among what it can do for you, is block unwanted connections by adding addresses of known ad network and Spyware sites into your hosts file and mapping the domain names to 127.0.0.1. This action points back the undesirable sites to your own machine, blocking these sites from reaching you.

There are benefits to having the Hosts file. It can make your browsing speed better, as you no longer have to wait while you download ads from their websites, and, your browsing is more secure, as you are not reaching known dubious or malicious sites.


On the Event Log Errors...

This area is not one to which I have a handle, so, please post the results of the Addition.txt in the following forum, for expert assistance.
Just attach the Addition.txt to your post, and request assistance with the Event Log Errors:
http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-and-support/


On the malware/virus issues...

Reviewed both reports, and do not see a virus. You have already run MBAM with no detections.
If you wish, you can follow Sugarcake18's post, run the program suggested, and provide the results. If anything is found, we'll take it from there.


Before we wrap up, please run the following...

Please download Security Check:
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Save to your Desktop.
Double-click: SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside the black box.

When done, a Notepad report opens automatically, called: checkup.txt

Please post the checkup.txt in your reply.
(Please do not take any corrective actions!)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Nov 2014   #22
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi Doreen ... Got your Message you where very unclear about the issues you are having except that you might have a Virus ... You will get great support in that area from CottonBall ... What other issues you are having could you Please start a New Thread that way you would receive the best Help ....
Hi Maxie...

Right now I honestly don't know what's wrong with this now...but when we finished up with the clean install I noticed that I don't have anything "Microsoft" on here...but once I get this fixed I'm coming back to my post with you...unless you want me to start all over...and I wouldn't know where to post it...ugh
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25 Nov 2014   #23
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
DoeZ,

On your being a Postal worker, etc....
Have a crystall ball!

(No, actually, read it on your personal profile.)


On the Hosts file...

The hosts file is used by an Operating System to map hostnames to IP addresses.
Among what it can do for you, is block unwanted connections by adding addresses of known ad network and Spyware sites into your hosts file and mapping the domain names to 127.0.0.1. This action points back the undesirable sites to your own machine, blocking these sites from reaching you.

There are benefits to having the Hosts file. It can make your browsing speed better, as you no longer have to wait while you download ads from their websites, and, your browsing is more secure, as you are not reaching known dubious or malicious sites.


On the Event Log Errors...

This area is not one to which I have a handle, so, please post the results of the Addition.txt in the following forum, for expert assistance.
Just attach the Addition.txt to your post, and request assistance with the Event Log Errors:
http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-and-support/


On the malware/virus issues...

Reviewed both reports, and do not see a virus. You have already run MBAM with no detections.
If you wish, you can follow Sugarcake18's post, run the program suggested, and provide the results. If anything is found, we'll take it from there.


Before we wrap up, please run the following...

Please download Security Check:
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Save to your Desktop.
Double-click: SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside the black box.

When done, a Notepad report opens automatically, called: checkup.txt

Please post the checkup.txt in your reply.
(Please do not take any corrective actions!)

Ok I'm going back to page 1 to try those things and post back here before I do the Security Check one...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Nov 2014   #24
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Your old Post is still open I thought you had Office on a Disc ... Make sure you follow Cottonball suggestions though as he knows every thing there is to know about Viruses ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2014   #25
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
DoeZ,

On the malware/virus issues...

Reviewed both reports, and do not see a virus. You have already run MBAM with no detections.
If you wish, you can follow Sugarcake18's post, run the program suggested, and provide the results. If anything is found, we'll take it from there.


Before we wrap up, please run the following...

Please download Security Check:
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Save to your Desktop.
Double-click: SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside the black box.

When done, a Notepad report opens automatically, called: checkup.txt

Please post the checkup.txt in your reply.
(Please do not take any corrective actions!)
The scan finally finished that Sugarcakes suggested and it came up clean...no log anywhere that I could see for me to save...but it said that it was all clean.

I'm trying to download the Security Check now and it came up as a Trojan...and was put in quarantine...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2014   #26
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Your old Post is still open I thought you had Office on a Disc ... Make sure you follow Cottonball suggestions though as he knows every thing there is to know about Viruses ...
My daughter has her disc from school other than that I don't have any kind of Microsoft on here...and when I do a Windows update there's a message like in the center telling me I have no Microsoft on my system.
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25 Nov 2014   #27
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

That could be cause you do not have Office Installed ...
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25 Nov 2014   #28
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
That could be cause you do not have Office Installed ...
Should that have come back with the clean install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2014   #29
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No i did think you had a Disc for Office ...
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25 Nov 2014   #30
DoeZ

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
No i did think you had a Disc for Office ...
No I don't have anything just my daughter got the newest one from her college and she is able to share it. So she loaded that one on but I had already MS Word and MS Office 2010? (not sure on the date of that one)...but before the clean install I had all of Microsoft on here and now I have nothing...thought it came with it...
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