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Unread postby spywarehater » September 1st, 2008, 8:06 pm

just bought a new PC and I got some D*mn spyware and virus' on the PC. I think I managed to get rid of some it, but i'm sure there is still some since my computer is sooo slow. I've attached a copy of the first highjackthis log.

I'm also having this problem with hijackthis. Everytime I try to run I get (see attachment ERROR), and when I do what I try to do what it says it doesn't work either. I've also attached the host file. When I right click on it and chose run as administrator it works fine, but I am logged in with the admin account so i shouldn't have to say run as administrator. I never had this problem before when I uninstall and reinstall the application after a bit the same thing starts to happen again but when I go to http://www.hijackthis.de it shows everything on the computer is safe but i know there are still problems becuase my IE keeps crashing.

So I downloaded and installed some programs Uniblue RegistryBooster 2, Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Kaspersky Antivirus and ATF-Cleaner, which I only used the free trials. The new PC I bought came with Windows Defender preinstalled already. I have since uninstalled Ad-Aware , Uniblue RegistryBooster 2 Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC, and Kaspersky Antivirus. All the programs came up saying they found threats and I was able to remove what came up, after manually doing most as I was limited removing some stuff with the programs I had downloaded, but I am still not convinced my issue is resolved as my computer is very slow.

I have attached my latest scan (#3)
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Re: Spyware/Malware Problems

Unread postby ndmmxiaomayi » September 7th, 2008, 1:02 am

Hi spywarehater,

Welcome to Malware Removal. :)

Sorry for the delay, we are swamped with logs.

About your Vista error, by default, all admin users don't have administrative rights.

Unlike previous versions of Windows, there are differences in Vista between accounts with "computer administrator" privileges and the Administrator account.

There's only one true administrator in Vista, and it's hidden by default. I would recommend that it stays that way, because once it's not hidden, you will be tempted to use that account always. That will reduce Vista security, and makes it no difference from XP, other than having fancy effects like Aero.

To run a program with real administrative rights, as you've found out, you need to right click on the program and select Run As Administrator.

Please run another scan with HijackThis and post the log here. Do not attach the log.


  1. Open HijackThis.
  2. Click on the Open the Misc Tools section button.
  3. Look under System tools.
  4. Click on the Open Uninstall Manager... button.
  5. Click on the Save list... button.
  6. It will prompt you to save. Save this log in a convenient location. By default it's named uninstall_list.txt.
  7. Notepad will open. Please post this log in your next reply.

In your next reply, please post:

  1. A new HijackThis log
  2. Uninstall List
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Re: Spyware/Malware Problems

Unread postby NonSuch » September 12th, 2008, 2:14 am

Due to lack of response, this topic is now closed.

If you still require help, please open a new thread in the Infected? Virus, malware, adware, ransomware, oh my! forum, include a fresh FRST log, and wait for a new helper.
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