Darksma, Vondo popups - Logs attached

By wreckdiver59
Oct 5, 2008
  1. Hello All,
    Need help getting rid of this infestiation. The computer is running very slow, multiple pop-ups when running internet explorer. sometimes can't use internet explorer at all (nothing ever comes up, then locks up). Was unbble to turn on windows update, but that is O.K. after following the 8-step preliminary removal instructions. It is a little better now, but still finding instances of Vundo after more scans with the anti-malware program.
    Anyhow the log files are attached...

    Thanks in advance...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just a quick look

    Run HJT. Tick and fix the following, then restart, then provide a new HJT
    And let me know how the computer's now going, in a reply

  3. wreckdiver59

    wreckdiver59 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    New HJT Logfile.

    The new hjt log file is attached. Still getting multiple pop-ups. Mostly anti-virus or free scan type stuff, but also other spam type ads. Seems to be getting faster to connect with Internet Explorer. I also cleared out some other software not being used. This is not my computer, it's my daughters, so there may be some time lapsed between replies.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Make it go even quicker by removing these in HJT

    Remove this from Add/Remove Programs:
    Actually read here first:

    Remove this strange beast!

    Your decision, remove from Add/Remove Programs:

    Remove this startup from the actual program settings:

    And read here, on getting rid of Bonjour:

    Finally, if you're really keen, remove McAfee
    Try Free Antivirus like Avast or Avira

    Then restart (possibly twice with all that!)
    Then tell me what you think :)
  5. wreckdiver59

    wreckdiver59 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I'll follow most of your suggestions tonight when I have the chance. Looks like there are a lot of things running at startup that are bogging things down.

    I'm still not sure where the popups are coming from. It does not seem to happen when logged on under a different user, if that helps.

    Any reason's why you would want to get rid of McAfee? It's free from my service provider and I use the parental controls for the younger ones who use the computer.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    All the Internet Securities are now resource hogs

    I have tried them all (I like keeping up to date)

    Here's the worst lot from Norton No.1


    These days it seems wiser to get a free Antivirus like Avast or Avira

    And then a free firewall (if you must)

    This is a personal viewpoint

    Oh, by doing the above, I believe you will not have any issues
  7. wreckdiver59

    wreckdiver59 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks kimsland... Everything is much faster. I've removed some others as well. So far IE is running fine. I'm going to play some more. If I can just keep the kids from putting more crap on I'll be fine. It's been a few weeks without their computer, so maybe they learned something.

    Now I'm curious to look at my computer and see what I can do to speed it up.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Finally, run CCleaner again

    Then Defrag

    Your computer should be much faster now
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