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AKatRT

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2010, 03:24:43 PM »
Let me try and find that. Thanks.

AKatRT

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2010, 03:58:12 PM »
Am working on the upload. Goes very, very slow. Thanks.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2010, 04:26:17 PM »
Is there an alternative to mediafire? Don't get beyond stage of 'engine loading'. So files had been uploaded by me earlier, but I can't access the URL info to send you the htm files. I'll keep trying.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2010, 04:42:26 PM »
http://www.mediafire.com/?axz99tpaq94534k

This is the link for the analysis AVZ.

I'll now run the search scan again for drive C - this took for ever last time and never finished, but let me see. 

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2010, 06:18:54 PM »
I have attached the most recent AVZ LOG. This time I ran with the application's default settings. Process masking is still identified - but the scan took a lot less time. Hope this helps. Thanks.   

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2010, 06:39:15 PM »
Ok it is spyware doctor masking the processes, although why it is doing that I have no idea

Is your system still running slow

I am wondering now if Avast is alerting on unencrypted data from spyware doctor 

AKatRT

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2010, 11:55:03 PM »
We have a diagnosis! Thank you. Why don't I start by removing the spyware doctor application? You agree?

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2010, 11:59:39 PM »
Oh yes, your question, yes system still show in particular around IE. Very slow. In particular still when not the default home web page.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #83 on: November 08, 2010, 12:21:34 AM »
Good idea on spyware doctor as MBAM is better

For IE have you set it to clear caches when closed ?

Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced tab
Scroll down to the Security section
Place a tick in the "Empty temporary internet folder when browser is closed"
OK out

It might also be a reasonable practice to use TFC every day or so

Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.  Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #84 on: November 08, 2010, 12:54:17 AM »
Thank you. Yes, box was checked. If I may run something by you please. I notice that IE gets hung up whenever the avast icon (notification area below right) does not turn when clicking to go to a website - it remains static. Or vice versa, i.e. avast icon does not turn because IE is hung up, or whatever may be the root cause. When i open up avast it appears it is showing some activity - but still, it is something I have noted. Does this mean anything to you? Thanks.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #85 on: November 08, 2010, 01:24:50 AM »
The TFC did not do anything for IE speed. But I'll do as you suggest and run every now and then.
Is there anything in the internet settings that I might have where access to sites may be slowed? I have things set at medium high security. Thanks.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #86 on: November 08, 2010, 04:38:33 AM »
I ran a full avast scan. No threat found! Good news. Just a real pain that IE is working so slowly. I will be traveling from tomorrow Monday afternoon (UK time) through Tuesday (UK time). I will see if a different internet connection will do me some good. Can try that late on Tuesday. Will advkise then. Thanks.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2010, 10:00:26 PM »
Ok, I uninstalled the entire slate of google apps as well, and reinstalled parts that I use but not 'spyware doctor' (which can come as an add-on). The machine is faster. Not sure whether it is the google thing or perhaps a better internet connection (or both). Every now and then still something 'odd' happens, such as IE 'loosing' the webpage and instead showing some peculiar message. Also, I ran avast again, and again no threats found.

Would you be OK with me running things for a couple of days still and then letting you know? Would appreciate. Thank you.

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #88 on: November 09, 2010, 10:53:26 PM »
For sure - with regards to addons I only use one as I find the rest a waste of space

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Re: Scan Threat
« Reply #89 on: November 14, 2010, 12:59:38 PM »
Well, ran without problems for all these days, however when I wanted to do a windows back-up today, it didn't work. I initiatiet the back-up action, the window indicates that back-up is running, however subsequently it simply goes back to the original status and the action of backing up terminates. No idea how to fix this now. Andre'