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Windows 7: Something Wrong With Computer

06 Mar 2014   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Good. Now, download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.


After doing that, please download CKScanner by askey127 from HERE
Important - Save it to your desktop.
Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
A message box will verify the file saved.
Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.


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06 Mar 2014   #12
FurryFatal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Good. Now, download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.


After doing that, please download CKScanner by askey127 from HERE
Important - Save it to your desktop.
Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
A message box will verify the file saved.
Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
Hello mate I reinstalled back to my original OS will this sort everything or will I need to run all the scans again ?

I am still having a problem on this Need Help please, Thanks in advance
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06 Mar 2014   #13
FurryFatal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry for calling you mate lol
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06 Mar 2014   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Hello mate I reinstalled back to my original OS will this sort everything or will I need to run all the scans again ?

I don't know for sure... if you're going to keep µTorrent, then you are just asking for malware/virus and Trojans to join in with your computer's antics.


You can run all the scans again and post the new .txt logs ... But ... do not install or run µTorrent!
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07 Mar 2014   #15
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I don't know for sure... if you're going to keep µTorrent, then you are just asking for malware/virus and Trojans to join in with your computer's antics.


You can run all the scans again and post the new .txt logs ... But ... do not install or run µTorrent!
First off I apologize for intruding here and I do truly respect your knowledge and expertise Jacee, but to state that using uTorrent is "asking for malware/virus and trojans" and discouraging its use is a gross overgeneralization and very ignorant of what BitTorrent is.

BitTorrent both as a protocol and as a client (µTorrent is a BitTorrent client) is perfectly safe and legal to use. There are many legitimate uses for BitTorrent, a chief example being Linux distros using BitTorrent as one way to distribute their ISOs, and using BitTorrent to download legitimate data like Linux ISOs will not result in contracting any malware (though due diligence is always advised, obviously).

Whether a user will contract malware while utilizing BitTorrent depends entirely on how they use it, like anything else on the internet. Simply installing and using µTorrent will not result in an open invitation to malware and viruses!
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07 Mar 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

King Arthur I do believe that Jacee has the knowledge about µTorrents.

I believe like Jacee they should not be used. Most of the time Torrents are use to download things one does not want to pay for that do come with a price tag. That is called stealing.
Examples would be movies, music, programs.
Because the bad guys know what is being done and the feeds come from so many locations they are infected.
Because one has given permission for the Torrent to download many security programs won't stop the infection.

Their are a few legal uses of a Torrent but their are millions of not legal reasons not to use a Torrents.

After watching Jacee's post on security for years on this site and others I personally know she is not ignorant in any way shape of form about Torrents or security.

Please notice here signature.

MS MVP Consumer Security 2006~2014


Layback Bear
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07 Mar 2014   #17
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am most certainly not disputing Jacee's credentials, as I've stated I greatly respect her experience and knowledge with computer security.

However, I find the suggestion of not using µTorrent for the reason given as problematic because it overgeneralizes the problem. Rather than simply handwaving BitTorrent away as a bad thing (which it isn't), it would be far more beneficial to everyone to teach users what BitTorrent is and how it should be properly used.

Yes, BitTorrent is used extensively for less-than-legal acts, but sweeping BitTorrent "under the rug" in the fashion as it was done here and suggesting simply that BitTorrent is bad because you could contract nasties and therefore you shouldn't use it ultimately benefits no one.

As the old saying goes: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for life.
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07 Mar 2014   #18
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote:
Hello mate I reinstalled back to my original OS will this sort everything or will I need to run all the scans again ?
I don't know for sure... if you're going to keep µTorrent, then you are just asking for malware/virus and Trojans to join in with your computer's antics.


You can run all the scans again and post the new .txt logs ... But ... do not install or run µTorrent!
I am sorry, but this and similar posts alike enrage me, Saying that using torrents and their clients are strictly 100% asking for infections is either naievity or stupidity, take your pick, I am not questioning Jacee's ability as she is outstanding in all areas, just thus one particular aspect i disagree with, If you are getting virus's/malware or what ever you want to call it using torrents then your either doing something wrong or you dont have a clue what your doing and therefore shouldn't be using them anyone that uses torrents WITH KNOWLEDGE of what they are doing then they should never have any problems, what i download and methods used is MY choice and i would never ask here for help to solve problems with cracked software or similar, Saying downloading movies etc is illegal, yes i agree, but i see countless threads on this forum asking on how to rip films from DVD's and getting past their security features to stop it isnt this the SAME thing!?
If i enjoy something, i then go and pay for it! Cracks etc are known as FALSE POSITIVES, not anything that will ever harm your computer, if anyone has any problems with this post, please feel free to drop me a message. Thank you
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07 Mar 2014   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

uTorrentControl2 = conduit bundled browser ... that's why I asked that uTorrent be uninstall and not re-installed.


BTW, FurryFatal, the AdwCleaner log is way too old to see what's going on with your computer. You ran it on ---> Report created 23/08/2013 at 21:42:23


Do this: Removing/Uninstalling AdwCleaner:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again. Click on the Uninstall button.
Click Yes when asked are you sure you want to uninstall.
Both AdwCleaner.exe, its folder and all logs will be removed.

Now download the current cleaner and follow my instructions again. AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
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07 Mar 2014   #20
FurryFatal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello again here are my new scans I only did the first 2 and everything seems ok just need to know if I should do the rest


Attached Files
File Type: zip DDS.zip (5.1 KB, 3 views)
File Type: zip Adware Cleaner.zip (1.5 KB, 1 views)
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