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Virus & malware removal. Win XP sp3

Unread postby MarcusG » January 24th, 2012, 4:39 pm

Hello can someone help to check if my pc is now free from malware.
I was trying to view bbc iplayer while abroad so i was changing the settings in Firefox to view iplayer via a proxy server. I noticed I could not access some sites. So i restored the settings in Firefox. The problem persisted. Suspecting a virus i tried to download Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), alas i could not access any anti-virus (AV) site.

I googled this problem, and found the workaround solution of typing "net stop dnscache" in the command line, allowing me to avoid the poisoned DNS cache.

I changed my windows update settings to automatic download but ask me before installing. A task bar pop up showed i had an update available. Following the link to read more about the update the internet explorer page did not look right. i did not apply the update. the process responsible for the update notification was wuauclt.exe.

I then downloaded MSE, MalwareBytes Antimalware (MBAM) Trial version, and Trend Micro HijackThis (HJT). I ran full scans of MSE and MBAM. MSE found the conficker B virus. I removed it, MSE said it was successfully removed. MBAM found nothing.
I them ran HJT, and I have uploaded the log to this topic.

About 3 years ago when i had a different pc, I recall having to change the name of HJT so that potential viruses could not hide from it. Is this step required to check if my laptop is free from malware?

Many thanks in advance for your time and expertise.
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Re: Virus & malware removal. Win XP sp3

Unread postby deltalima » January 24th, 2012, 4:41 pm

By posting just a description of your problems it is likely that your topic will be passed by and you will not receive the help you're looking for.

We need to know what's running on your computer so we can give you appropriate instructions.

May I draw your attention to THIS topic, which you should have read, and which tells you what we need you to post so that we can help you.

This topic will now be closed.

If you still need help, please start a new thread with:

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