By crystalline ยท 4 replies
Jun 18, 2008
  1. I had this infection on my computer over a year ago, and recently, after my computer began running extraordinarily slow, I followed the preliminary removal instructions, as a precaution, to make sure I didn't have a virus. No insane symptoms other than the extreme sluggishness of my computer.

    I have attached the required logs. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you so much.

    Attached Files:

  2. crystalline

    crystalline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hi, I was just checking to make sure I wasn't forgotten, hah.
    Computer still running slow :(
    I ran another Spyware scan, and it's still pulling up the same thing... remnants of WinAntiVirus.... blah.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    First, be aware that this Celeroin eMachine of yours is known to have a lot of early failures... perhaps the highest in the industry. The slowdown could be the early stages of that failure. Repairs involve replacing the motherboard, and power supply, at a cost exceeding $200. Or it could be the eMachines hard drive, which is usually a TriGem (Ugh) or a Maxtor. It may need a replacement, as it slows down before it quits.
    As for what the scans show, you have to have a lot of memory... the full 2 GB, methings, to handle all the stuff you have installed. So unless the memory is full, add enough to max it out... unless you take my warning about the EMachine failures.
    You have way too much junque installed with the good stuff, and too many processes going on. You are reporting 53% of your memory in use for simple tasks. Think about what you have:
    System Mechanic
    System Mechanic Popup Blocker
    Panicware Popup Stopper
    Kaspersky Popup blocker
    Kaspersky Security.
    Registry Shave
    Stumble Upon IE Bar
    BitDefender remnants
    Ewido Online Antispyware, a very old, and no longer working or supported spyware program
    SpyBot S&D a fun, but worthless program
    Adaware 2007
    Trend Micro Stats (probably HiJackThis)
    Google Updater
    Messenger Client
    then your communications and access software.
    You are overloading your computer with often worthless stuff.
    Consider using
    Adaware + one other spyware program.
    Windws Defender
    Use Firefox 3.0 to run your popup blocker automatically.
    SuperAntiSpyware is good, but not the best, antispyware
    If you use System Mechanic, are you happy with it? If so, drop a lot of the other stuff.
    With a lot of installs, you could run Windows XP in repair mode to touch things up a bit, but the eMachine version will not do that.
    You probably would benefit from a registry cleanup from what I see of remnants, so you might consider downloading and running CCleaner.
    Good luck to you. Let us know what you decide to do.
    If you keep the eMachines, replace the power supply with a rugged one of 400 watts at about $65. It may help, but the failure is usually the motherboard.
  4. crystalline

    crystalline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    The only reason I have some of that stuff is that the malware removal instructions told me to install it.

    I'm trying to get rid of the stuff I don't need. BitDefender shouldn't be installed, I uninstalled it when I bought Kaspersky. I also uninstalled System Mechanic. I don't know why this stuff is still showing up.
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    I am fixing to go through the deckard logs, but for now you should go to add/remove programs and uninstall anything related to viewpoint also check that iolo is gone. Then navigate to and delete C:\program files\Viewpoint and C:\program files\iolo


    Next your Java is way out of date - this is a security weakness as malware writers like to exploit old versions of Java - missing security patches

    Update your Java Runtime Environment
    • Click the following link
      Java Runtime Environment 6 Update 6
    • The 5th option down is the one you want (click Download)
    • Check the box to agree to terms of service
    • Check the box for your operating system and click 'Download selected'at the bottom
    • After the install Go to Start-> Control Panel-> add/remove programs (Programs and features), and uninstall any old versions
    • Navigate to C:\programfiles\Java -> delete any subfolders except the jre1.6.0_06 folder
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