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    goneracing
    suspected malware problem
    • #1
    • 23rd Feb 13, 3:44 PM
    suspected malware problem 23rd Feb 13 at 3:44 PM
    My PC has developed a problem after either myself or my daughter used it yesterday.

    It’s an intel core duo, 2.4, 4meg ram and running 32 bit Win 7 Home premium and IE 8

    Problems are:

    1. Hard drive running constantly
    2. Noticed this in google. When you klick a link after a search it often opens a random page or it opens a new window displaying a random page. This new page / window has often been “M3 Mirago” or “Ebay” but also others.
    3. When you genuinely open ebay to log in
    a. A user name is already displayed as symbols / random characters in the log in box and on the top line where it says “Hi user name (sign out)”
    b. If you remove the symbols and try to log in it throws an error saying “cookies for this site not enabled” and to review your security settings or log out and back in.
    c. clicking sign out does not sign out of whatever account it’s in.

    • “Net Meter” indicates that I’m having more internet traffic than normal
    • using “TCP view” shows many more entries than I usually see and under the processes column shows a lot that are “non existent” along with many more iexplorer entries than usual.

    If I pull the network cable that PC does calm down.
    My AV is up to date
    A quick scan using Malware bytes sorted a couple of minor probs but nothing really. I’m currently running a full scan.

    My other PC is working fine

    Can anybody give me any pointers please?

    Thanks
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  • waddler_8
    because its in the system32 folder right.
    Originally posted by andy2004
    Yes.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2009/10/05/windows-7-windows-server-2008-r2-console-host.aspx
    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 25th Feb 13, 8:39 AM
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    rmg1
    Please excuse the (possibly) stupid question, but having a glance through the DDS log, it looks like there's bits of AVG left over from the uninstall (I'm looking at this bit
    AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
    SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
    SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
    )
    Am I reading that right?

    I know running two AVs is a no-no so just thought I'd mention it.
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  • waddler_8
    Rebuilding the WMI Repository would correct that.
    It is uninstalled as there's no AVG processes/service/drivers running.
    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 25th Feb 13, 1:16 PM
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    rmg1
    Never thought to check running servvices ....

    I'll get my coat.
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  • waddler_8
    It doesn't really matter as the OP is reinstall Windows.
    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 25th Feb 13, 1:29 PM
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    rmg1
    That's one way to cure any problems I suppose.
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