TechSpot

Random audio clips and random pop-ups

Solved
By AKFH
Jul 28, 2010
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    Its database total collct kjeeps increasing, so after this 30+ mminutes, it kept lowering the percentage done down, (right now it's 16% again when it was 20 a few seconds ago.)
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    Stop Kaspersky...

    Please run a free online scan with the ESET Online Scanner

    • Disable your antivirus program
    • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use
    • IMPORTANT! UN-check Remove found threats
    • Click Start
    • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
    • Check Scan archives
    • Click Start
    • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
    • When the scan completes, push List of found threats
    • Push Export to text file , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
     
  3. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    Alright thank God. I have that one already. This one seemed like it had never-ending database.. Wow... i'll have that text file in a few minutes :)Thanks again Broni
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    Sure thing :)
     
  5. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    It did not produce a text, but there were no threats. nothing found.
     
  6. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    Question... why did you suggest Avast and Avira Anti-Viruses? but not Anti-viruses like AVG, Norton, etcetc.? Those are the popular ones out there.


    I am just wondering. AVG Free 9.0 also offered something that showed whether or not that link/search result on Google on FireFox and IE was O.K. or not. Does Avira or Avast have any of the similar features of AVG? Do any other Anti-Viruses you know of offer a lot of protection as opposed to others, in terms of additional, or unique properties or programmes it offers, like how AVG offered a Link Scanner that can be installed on IE or FireFox. I am just curious, since I am not familiar with Avast nor Avira, or any other Anti-viruses.

    Thanks in Advance.

    P.S. I am going to dive into my bed, haha. It's 2:20 AM EST. List any more tasks and I shall complete them upon turning on my Computer tomorrow, and also if any instructions should be given to un-install the cleaning tools, please do. :) Thanks again and also in advance!
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    Great :)

    OTL Clean-Up
    Clean up with OTL:

    * Double-click OTL.exe to start the program.
    * Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
    * On the OTL main screen, press the CLEANUP button
    * Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

    If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.

    =====================================================================

    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point.

    Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista and 7:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run defrag at your convenience.

    8. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    Going to bed as well.
    I'll answer your latest questions tomorrow :)
     
  9. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    O.K. so I turned it off, accidentally turned off my computer. So I turned it back on right? Then I went to the properties of 'My Computer' then I un-checked 'Turn off System Restore for all drives' and then I clicked apply. It froze for a while and then un-froze, which I am sure was part of the process to 'Apply' it into the system. After that, what do you mean by-, and how do I know- Windows Updates 'are current'?

    EDIT: P.S. - Hope you had a good night sleep. :)
     
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    Simply because of my experience from dealing with infected computers.
    I don't like AVG, or Norton, mostly because they're huge resource hogs.

    To answer your question, look at #6 in my previous reply.

    As for Windows updates...
    Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
    It'll scan your computer to see, if all your updates are current.
     
  11. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    Alright. I think everything is alright, right?
     
     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    If you don't see any issues.....you're good to go :)

    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
  13. AKFH

    AKFH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    Alright. Thank you, if I have any more encounters or problems I'll come directly back to this thread.

    Thanks Broni, and Bobbye!

    Have a good night you two!
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,860   +254

    Same to you :)
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.