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Sluggish Internet, logs

By gamezgirl
Dec 29, 2009
  1. Microsoft Security Essentials detected Comame trojan. Ran the 8 steps. Not sure if the SuperAntiSuperware ran sucessfully since the app disappeared on me.

    Thanks. HDD just recently died - another one and trying to recover data.

    edit: also suffering from the common google redirect error earlier.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sluggish Internet, sluggish computer= McAfee? If your subscription is about to expire, ditch McAfee for something less invasive and FREE like Comodo Internet Security. Did you perform a fresh Windows install or did you do a system restore? Make sure you install all the Windows Updates
     
  3. gamezgirl

    gamezgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just did a fresh install on this HDD earlier last week because the new 500GB HDD that I got for the netbook died on me. It wouldn't boot up, Recovery Console does not see it and I'm afraid to run chkdsk /r on it from from this computer before extracting the data off it.

    It still has McAfee on it because it came with it on the reinstall of Windows. I don't want to reinstall Windows again - it is a pain. I do have Microsoft Security Essentials installed. Didn't know Comodo was free.

    So the computer should be safe now?
     
  4. gamezgirl

    gamezgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Microsoft antivirus just detected VirTool:INF/Autorun.gen in the Microsoft AntiMalware folder on my computer. It seems like there might still be something wrong with the system.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Did you format the drive during the "fresh" install? If not, it wasn't a fresh install of Windows. You probably did a windows restore since McAfee was reinstalled
     
  6. gamezgirl

    gamezgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure what the difference is but that was all that is included with Acer eRecovery. It gives you the option to save your old data onto a backup folder. All my other software is gone. There is no other option when reinstalling windows. No option to fix anything either if you don't have the actual setup disk.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It seems like the Acer eRecovery keeps launching infections
     
  8. gamezgirl

    gamezgirl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    IE seems to have stopped working now. I could enter addresses in the address field and click on links but I can't type in text boxes like the one to post a reply and in google when searching for stuff. Using portable firefox now.
     
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