computer restarts when i scan for spyware

By icue
Sep 13, 2006
  1. i recently discovered a bunch of spyware on my computer.
    im running windows xp.
    i was able to get rid of smitfraud,spyquake.
    now im stuck with vituomondo or something im guessing but it could be something else.
    my computer is running slow,my run command button is gone,active x msg boxes keep appearing and other small glitches keep on happening.
    here is a log of hijackthis

    does anyone know how this can be fixed ?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The first step would be paying attention and maybe noticing messages like "Read: Do NOT post any HijackThis logs in THIS Forum!!!!!!!!!"...
  3. icue

    icue TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ?? im confused . i saw one posted in another thread .
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It appears you`re not running any antivirus or firewall software. This is a huge security risk.

    Download and install the free AVG antivirus programme and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes. You can get them HERE, HERE and HERE.

    Install whichever firewall you chose, followed by AVG and reboot your system the required number of times. Run the AVG updates.

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.>

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.>

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.>

    Run a full system scan with AVG and delete whatever it finds. This includes anything in the virus vault.

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Then, go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and Ewido logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of icue only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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