Slow laptop

By marygg ยท 6 replies
Dec 14, 2007
  1. I've worked through all the preliminary removal instructions. I've removed stuff in almost all of the scans. Combofix would not run. Attached are HJT and AVG antispyware logs. Thanks.
  2. evilfantasy

    evilfantasy Banned Posts: 428

    Since Combofix would not run use this. Run the HijackThis only after SDFix is complete.

    Download SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

    Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
    (Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

    Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
    * Restart your computer
    * After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
    * Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
    * Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
    * Choose your usual account.
    * Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
    * Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
    * It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
    * Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
    * When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
    *] Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
    (Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard).
    * Finally add the contents of the Report.txt in your next post as an Attachment with a new HijackThis log
  3. marygg

    marygg TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Both logs are attached. Thank you.
  4. evilfantasy

    evilfantasy Banned Posts: 428

    Open HijackThis and select "Do a system scan only" then place a check mark next to:

    O2 - BHO: 0 - {78A335FE-659E-4D66-83A3-4DE03E140937} - C:\Program Files\MSN\quzalewu.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B3C3907D-F23F-43D3-8B59-16133697CCEe} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\qjptxrly.dll
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - ?p=ZSYYYYYYLAUS
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    Next close all browser windows and click "Fix checked"


    Run this online scan.

    Requires Internet Explorer

    Use the ESET Nod32 Online Scanner
    1. Check the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
    2. Click Start
    3. When asked, allow the activex control to install
    4. Click Start
    5. Make sure that the option Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications is check marked.
    6. Click Scan
    7. Wait for the scan to finish
    8. Use notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
    9. Attach the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt log into your next reply


    Download Superantispyware (SAS) SUPERAntispyware Free Edition

    Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
    * It will ask if you want to Update the program definitions, click Yes.
    * Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
    * Click the Scanning Control tab.
    * Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:
    • Close browsers before scanning
    • Scan for tracking cookies
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
    • Please leave the others unchecked.
    • Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
    * On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.
    * On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.
    * On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
    * Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
    * After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.
    * Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.
    * It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.
    * To retrieve the removal information please do the following:
    • After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntiSpyware icon on your desktop.
    • Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).
    • Save the notepad file to your desktop by clicking (in notepad) "File" "Save As"
    * Save the log somewhere you can easily find it. (normally the desktop)
    * Click close and close again to exit the program.
    * Please add the log as an attachment in the next post.


    Next post please attach
    ESET scan log
    SUPERAntiSpyware log
    New HijackThis log
  5. marygg

    marygg TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Here they are. Thanks for sticking with me on this.
  6. evilfantasy

    evilfantasy Banned Posts: 428

    Thank you also for following through. Not everybody continues after the computer starts acting better. Big mistake......

    The logs look fine now.

    Go to C:\SDFix and delete the whole folder and any logs that may have accumulated. We are done with them.

    Download and run ATF Cleaner by Atribune. ATF Cleaner.exe

    Make sure that all browser windows are closed.
    * Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    * Under Main choose: Select All and UNCHECK Cookies.
    * Click the Empty Selected button.

    If you use Firefox browser
    * Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All and UNCHECK Cookies.
    * Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

    If you use Opera browser
    * Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All and UNCHECK Cookies.
    * Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

    Click Exit on the Main ATF Cleaner menu to close the program.

    This is a good time to clear your infected system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
    • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
    • Select Create a restore point, and click Next.
    • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
    • Select the More options tab
    • Next to System Restore click Clean up...
    This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

    To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klien: So how did I get infected in the first place?

    If anything else comes up just let us know.

    Safe surfing...............[​IMG]
  7. marygg

    marygg TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Mark this one as successful. Thanks.
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