I've done the 8 step process, now what

By Ccooper ยท 8 replies
Mar 16, 2009
  1. Hi, My name is Corey. I finished the 8 step process and I have the log files. Where do I go from here? Assistance would greatly be appreciated. :D
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Well tell us about the problems that led you to do the 8 Steps.

    Then Attach the logs!

  3. Ccooper

    Ccooper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cool! By the way I am a new comer interested in the field of computer engineering. I just started my major and im not quite familiar with posting logs.

    About 3 weeks ago a friend of mine "kirk" started fixing a random guys computer on campus. The problem was that some random virus "sfdsdf.exe" kept popping up on the desktop after booting the laptop. My friend kirk accidentally copied the virus on his jump drive while backing up all of the important files without knowing. One day he transferred a file from his jump drive to my laptop and in the process I also received the virus. Afterwords we noticed what happened which leads me to my current problem. I now receive this irritating message numerous amount of times back to back. It tells me that some type of problem occurred with "sfdsdf.exe" and then it asks me if I want to ignore it or if I want to send it off. Sometimes I have to click ignore or send 50 and 70 times before I am finally done closing the programs. I have done the 8 steps and after I last closed the program I already see an improvement but It still is a problem. like I said before I never really posted logs before but I think that I have them in my possession. In my hijackthis - Notepad right?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Read: UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

    Read: How to post your Hijackthis log-file as an ATTACHMENT
    Lots more info below, on attaching the logs

    Attach your logs using the paperclip button on the new reply toolbar => [​IMG]


    Therefore your next reply must contain 3 logs:

    [​IMG] MalwareBytes:
    • An updated Malwarebytes Scan
    • A full scan completed (today ideally)
    • All or any found Malwares removed by you
    • A log in "TXT" format (ie Notepad viewing)

    [​IMG] SUPERAntiSpyware:
    • An updated SuperAntiSpyware Scan
    • A full scan completed (today ideally)
    • A log in "LOG" format (ie Notepad viewing)

    [​IMG] HijackThis:
    • An updated HijackThis Scan
    • A scan done after the other scans have completed
    • A log in "LOG" format (ie Notepad viewing)

    All posted as attachments only. Here's an example: https://www.techspot.com/vb/post703761-1.html

    I hope this helps ;)
  5. Ccooper

    Ccooper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh, ok. Sorry about that, guess I just had a dumb moment. As soon as I get back to my dorm room i'll save the file of logs and attach them. Thanks

    Here is what I have
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes well "ssdswe.exe" is definitely a Trojan ;)

    Oh well have a nice day :) :wave:

    If you do decide to post back, just for fun => Post the logs (note there's 3 of them ;) )

    But otherwise you may need to seek help elsewhere.
    Anyway, at this stage I might not help you personally anyway, because when I state to do one thing, I kinda expect it's done by the next reply. Pretty sure that aint going to happen here, so :wave:
  7. Ccooper

    Ccooper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This may help a bit, hopefully.

    I understand and I am truly sorry about that. Is there no possible way for you to continue to help me as long as I do so?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I must be truthful to you -> :haha: (it did truly make me laugh)

    This thread is subject to closure by the way ;)
  9. Ccooper

    Ccooper TS Rookie Topic Starter

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