As I write this I see my modem (WebStar) from my local cable company flashing regularly for the PC but the Data light barely comes on and the computer is moving extremely SLOW. So frustrating!
First you backup, then you install - the whole point of the backup is to be able to revert the installation should you not be happy with it.ej1948 wrote:O.K. so do I copy/paste the backup info first or do I follow the instructions to install the hosts file first? Also, go ahead and give me instructions to disable TeaTimer.
May just be a fluke - if the problem persists I recommend contacting your ISP (Internet Service Provider). If you think it may be a malware issue, feel free to post one more HijackThis log.As I write this I see my modem (WebStar) from my local cable company flashing regularly for the PC but the Data light barely comes on and the computer is moving extremely SLOW. So frustrating!
Yes.ej1948 wrote:I copied and pasted the backup file. The MS DOS screen appeared for a nano-second. I tried it a second time and it did the same thing. Did I do it right?
The file is not password-protected.I then went to the hosts info you gave me, copied and pasted the info and then clicked on the location where you said hosts could be downloaded. After I read everything I downloaded the hosts file which is in zip form. However, when I tried to run it all I could get was a dialogue box saying the files are password protected and to enter the password. I have no idea what it is so I cancelled the installation. What now???
Just so you know - the data light on the modem should only flash when you're downloading something from the internet, and the CPU usage should only rise when your computer is executing instructions - the CPU usage does not rise by just having some programs open, it will only rise when those programs are requesting a CPU-intensive instruction set to be executed.After this is resolved I will post another HiJack This log because the data light on the modem is still barely flashing and my Task Manager Performance screen shows CPU usage of 2%.
@echo off setlocal set here=%cd% cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc chdir /d %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc attrib -r -s -a -h hosts del /f /a hosts copy hosts.backup hosts if not exist hosts copy hosts.mvp hosts if not exist hosts echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>hosts attrib +r +s +h hosts sc config dnscache start= demand cd /d %here% endlocal shutdown -r del %0
'Hosts' is the folder that contains the MVPs hosts file - you can delete it. 'gmer.zip' is from a tool we used, feel free to delete that as well.ej1948 wrote:OK I followed your instructions and it rebooted like you said. I have two items on my desktop that I'm not sure of: Hosts (contains several files) and gmer.zip. Should I leave them?
That's normal, the website uses some sort of temporary cookie that keeps you logged in for a certain period of time (I never timed it, but it's something like 15 minutes, I believe). If you'd like to change this behaviour, all you need to do is explicitly logout by clicking 'Logout [ ej1948 ]' in the top-left part of the website.Interestingly, I closed all windows including this one but after reboot I came back to the site and was still logged in and on this page.
A defrag rearranges the file on your hard disk to put bits of the same file closer together, so that access to that file is speeded up. It is never a bad thing to defrag!Should I do a defrag?
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