Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

13 Jun 2014   #11

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..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2014   #12

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2014   #13

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)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jun 2014   #14

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2014   #15

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2014   #16

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2014   #17

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]
Yep, nearly got fooled by the advert banner at first.

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,
Do i really need that if I already have CCleaner?

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

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2014   #19

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2014   #20

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Found a temporary fix for April 2016 stuck updates...
Found a temporary fix for April 2016 stuck updates from another website, Download KB3145739 from Microsoft Download website. There is W7 32 bit & W7 64 bit version. Install KB3145739 reboot. Then search for updates. It can take up to 30 minutes. Then you can select the updates to...
Windows Updates & Activation
Computer Crash. Found Virus Responsible. Can't delete source folder.
Hello, My computer crashed less than a half hour ago. Just turned itself off. I was able to reboot and didn't lose anything. After some searching I discovered the source of the problem: US Tech Support Framework which is a partner company with My Clean PC which is a scam. I started to download My...
System Security
Disk Cleanup has found 35.5 GB of temporary files; how can I see them?
I ran Disk Cleanup and it found 35.5 GB of "Temporary Files." I thought this was odd. Before continuing, I checked my disk usage. I have used 48.3 GB of my 80 GB partition (actual size 74.2 GB). I doubt I only have 12.8 GB of "real" files and the rest are "temporary," but maybe. I took a...
Performance & Maintenance
Operating System Not Found and Slow Computer
I've had this Sony Vaio VPCEE3WFX/BJ for about a year now. It was working fine until a couple of days ago. My little sister was on it and was playing Poptropica and that was the only thing she did on there. After shutting down the computer, I didn't turn it on until the next day. After pressing the...
General Discussion
BSOD Memory_Management Temporary fix found need permanent fix
Upgraded a lot of parts recently and formatted HDD to reinstall windows. Got it all done and sorted then a week or 2 ago i booted up into windows as usual and got loads of error messages with pretty much every exe running on startup crashing. About 90 seconds after this, the pc hit BSOD with...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+