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Re: Computer Running lots of uneeded processors (Slow PC)

Unread postby Wingman » December 16th, 2009, 9:03 am

Hello makem2230
Great!! All the logs look good.

Congratulations... your computer now appears to be malware free!
There is some cleanup we need to do, so stay with me. Please see the end of this post.

Step 1.
Please delete from your desktop the programs, folders and any files remaining from :

Step 2.
Let's perform some housekeeping and cleanup some of the tools we used.
Please download OTC.exe... by OldTimer. Save it to your desktop.
  1. Right click on OTC.exe and select Run As Administrator.
  2. Click on Allow, then click on CleanUp!.
  3. Click "Yes" to the Begin cleanup process? prompt.
  4. Click "Yes" ... when prompted to reboot the computer to remove files.
Your computer should restart automatically. If it doesn't, please do so manually.

Please follow these simple guidelines in order to help keep your computer more secure:

Create a System Restore Point
  1. Right-click on Computer ... select Properties.
  2. In the left pane under Tasks ... click System protection.
    If UAC prompts for an administrator password or approval, type the password or give your "permission to continue".
  3. Select System Protection ...then choose Create.
  4. In the System Restore dialog box, type a description for the restore point ... click Create, again.
    A window will pop up with "The Restore Point was created successfully" confirmation message.
  5. Click OK ...then close the System Restore dialog.
Now you have a clean restore point to use if you need to restore your system.

Perform Disk Cleanup
Let's do some housekeeping now...
Note: You have to have administrative rights to run Disk Cleanup for all users.
  1. Click the Vista Start... button. Type "disk" (without the quotes) in the Start Search text entry box.
  2. Double click the Disk Cleanup entry, from the matching program list.
  3. In the Disk Cleanup options...select "Files from all users on this computer"
    If the Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears:
    • Select the drive where Windows Vista is installed. (Normally, this would be C:\ drive)
    • Press the "OK"...button.
    Disk Cleanup will begin space saving calculations.
  4. When the calculations are finished... Press the More Options tab.
  5. In the "System Restore and Shadow Copies" section... select "Clean up" button.
  6. Press the "Delete"... button, at the "Are you sure..." prompt.
    Disk Cleanup will begin cleaning up old files and restore points.
  7. Exit Disk Cleanup.
This will remove all restore points except the one you just created..

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly.
Avoid new threats that could infect your system. You can also check if any application updates are needed for your PC.
Secunia Software Inspector - Copyright © Secunia.
F-secure Health Check - Copyright © F-Secure Corporation.

Visit Microsoft often.
Keep on top of critical updates , as well as other updates for your computer.
Using Windows Update in Windows Vista
What is Windows Update?
Microsoft Update Home

You can try...some free programs, that will help improve your computer's security.
These kinds of protection programs (adware, spyware, etc...) tend to overlap in coverages.
Many feel that having a "layered" protection scheme, is beneficial. Each individual has to decide what works best for their situation.
There are many available...here are a few you can look into, if you want. :)

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
You already have this program. This is a good scanner, it should be run at least once a week. Always check for updates before running a scan.
Download it from Malewarebytes © Malwarebytes Corporation.
Tutorials are available for installing and running, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
Powerful, easy to use and free. For real-time protection you will have to purchase the product.

Spybot Search and Destroy
Do not enable Spybot's Teatimer protection, if you have WinPatrol installed. System conflicts can occur.
Download it from © Safer Networking Ltd. Just choose a mirror and off you go.
A Spybot tutorial can be found Here.

If using Internet Explorer 8 and using the SmartScreen Filter, do not install. Can inhibit browser performance.
Download it from © Javacool Software LLC.
A SpywareBlaster knowledgebase can be found Here.

Do not install if you have installed Spybot Search & Destroy and enabled Teatimer protection. System conflicts can occur.
Download it from Copyright © BillP Studios
Information about how WinPatrol works, is available Here
(The free version of WinPatrol...does not provide any real-time protection)

Firetrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from © Firetrust Ltd

Read - stay informed.
Please check out these articles:
Tony Klein's "How did I get infected in the first place?"
How to prevent Malware:© miekiemoes - Microsoft MVP - Consumer Security .

Please let me know that you have performed the Steps 1 and 2... and have seen the rest of this post.
Once I receive your reply, I will have this topic closed, as resolved.

Stay Safe! 8)
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Re: Computer Running lots of uneeded processors (Slow PC)

Unread postby makem2203 » December 17th, 2009, 7:49 pm

I followed your instructions as asked, and successfully made a restore point!

Thank you once again for everything you have done and for not just turning you back on me!
I really am thankful!!!!


What about those start up programe blockers? you mentioned a while ago that after we fix the current ones ( which we have done) we'd go back to it.. but never did! :(

Prehaps we could?

Thanks again for everything!

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Re: Computer Running lots of uneeded processors (Slow PC)

Unread postby Wingman » December 18th, 2009, 8:11 am

Hello makem2230
Fantastic... glad you got everything squared away. As far as the the start program managers I referred to earlier... I mentioned that I had used Mike Lin's product (Startup Control Panel) and also WinPatrol... I prefer WinPatrol because it has some additional protection features.
All I can say about them is you have to see which one suits you best. They all do a nice job, some have different features and supported systems.

There are lots of good tech help forums you can go to for questions regarding programs.
These sites have a variety of experts, that are better equipped to answer software related questions or issues.
Registration is free, it only takes a few minutes. :) Here's just a few.
The Elder Geek on Windows
WhattheTech...formerly TomCoyote

As this forum deals specifically with malware removal and your system appears to be clean at this time.
I will now ask for this topic to be closed.

Be careful out there! :)
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Re: Computer Running lots of uneeded processors (Slow PC)

Unread postby Dakeyras » December 18th, 2009, 9:29 am

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