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Dad's Computer Has Malware

By Habylab
Sep 22, 2007
  1. He always has viruses when running scans, and i though i'd post a HJT log.
    HE has antivirus AVG, which doesn't do the trick for him, hence the viruses.He doesn't have a firewall or a Antispyware. But i only have 5 mins in which to sought him out so, i'l just post this log, and see what you think.
     

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  2. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Added fresh log
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I'm not doing the Hijack log- someone else does that, but I will address your Dad's security. If he has an anti-virus program and does not update regularly and scan frequently, he's going to continue to get malware. And he absolutely needs at least 2 spyware/adware programs, also updating and scanning frequently.

    I suspect that not all of the malware is viral, so unless he will protect his system from "all" malware, it's going to be a waste of time to clean him up!

    Your 5 minutes really isn't going to help him unless you can spare some time to advise him of what he needs to do to avoid the frequent infections.
     
  4. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    he has avg, which updates automatically, and ad-aware 2007.also an out-of date SS&D 1.4. He only really does avg scans maybe once or twice a month.
    i'll try and clear him up with some hence scan-a-thon, when he's away on business.
    Anyone to check Hijackthis log please?
     
  5. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Posts: 113

  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    have hjt fix this entry:

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    and unless your isp is Freedom Networks LLC then fix
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{34CD6814-EFBC-4F29-AC38-AE350E8C2794}: NameServer = 208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220
    but it might be best to leave it for now

    what sort of problems is your dad having?
     
  7. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    his computer is coming up to 3 years now, and he runs Emule alot, so he is liable to virus's, and his computer is getting slow. also every virus scan, he seems to be getting something new
     
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    then i would recommend downloading a free firewall e.g. zone alarm or comodo (prevention is better than cure ;)) and if the pc is getting slower, try defragmenting the hard drive, downloading CCleaner, and making sure you have a decent amount of free hard drive space (at least 20% is recommended)
     
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