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    To be fair, just watch what you download and install.
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    My computer has been acting really slow. So I ran AVG and it didn't really pick anything up just cookies. So I downloaded Antispywarebot and AdwareAlert. They came up with tons of things. Is there anyway of getting rid of them?
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    My computer has been acting really slow. So I ran AVG and it didn't really pick anything up just cookies. So I downloaded Antispywarebot and AdwareAlert. They came up with tons of things. Is there anyway of getting rid of them?
    *doh*

    Get rid of that! (Uninstall) And install Malwarebytes or Spybot.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    *doh*

    Get rid of that! (Uninstall) And install Malwarebytes or Spybot.
    AVG is blocking Spybot
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    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 13:44:44, on 05/01/2009
    Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
    C:\Windows\VMSnap3.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Suite\SEPCSuite.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intelligent\Common\RaUI.ex e
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Fla sh\FlashUtil9f.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilter Host.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper. dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDog303] C:\Windows\VMSnap3.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sony Ericsson PC Suite] "C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Suite\SEPCSuite.exe" /systray /nologon
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RegistryCleanerProMFCT] C:\Program Files\RegistryCleanerPro\Registr yCleanerPro.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - Global Startup: Intelligent Wireless Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Intelligent\Common\RaUI.ex e
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtensi on.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtensi on.dll
    O13 - Gopher Prefix:
    O16 - DPF: {2D8ED06D-3C30-438B-96AE-4D110FDC1FB8} (ActiveScan 2.0 Installer Class) - http://www.pandasecurity.com/actives.../as2stubie.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/ge...sh/swflash.cab
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
    O23 - Service: Ati External Event Utility - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.ex e

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    End of file - 4993 bytes

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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDog303] C:\Windows\VMSnap3.EXE

    Remove by checking the box and "Fixed Checked" on HijackThis.

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RegistryCleanerProMFCT] C:\Program Files\RegistryCleanerPro\Registr yCleanerPro.exe

    Uninstall! Via control panel. It'll be named like "Registry Cleaner Pro" or similar.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDog303] C:\Windows\VMSnap3.EXE

    Remove by checking the box and "Fixed Checked" on HijackThis.

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RegistryCleanerProMFCT] C:\Program Files\RegistryCleanerPro\Registr yCleanerPro.exe

    Uninstall! Via control panel. It'll be named like "Registry Cleaner Pro" or similar.
    Is there anything dodgey in there?
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    Is there anything dodgey in there?
    VMSnap3.EXE is a virus.

    RegistryCleanerPro.exe is not well known so therefore I do not recommend it, I suggest CCleaner instead. Or Glarysoft. (Both free)
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    VMSnap3.EXE is a virus.

    RegistryCleanerPro.exe is not well known so therefore I do not recommend it, I suggest CCleaner instead. Or Glarysoft. (Both free)

    I searched VMSnap3.EXE on google and i think its something to do with my web cam that doesn't work. I think I need a professional to look at my computer really i tryed fellow in the sticky but it doesn't seem to have worked. I'm a bit worried because of my online banking
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    I searched VMSnap3.EXE on google and i think its something to do with my web cam that doesn't work. I think I need a professional to look at my computer really i tryed fellow in the sticky but it doesn't seem to have worked. I'm a bit worried because of my online banking
    Your call.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Your call.
    Any other things you can reconmend me to do please
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    Any other things you can reconmend me to do please
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RegistryCleanerProMFCT] C:\Program Files\RegistryCleanerPro\Registr yCleanerPro.exe

    Uninstall "Registry Cleaner Pro" (or name that is similar)

    Install CCleaner, run that to clean up your computer a bit.
    Install Malwarebytes.
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    Is Malwarebytes free?
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    New thread would have been an idea
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    AVG has said its a unwanted programe do i ignore it?
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    AVG has said its a unwanted programe do i ignore it?
    Yes. It's safe, millions of people use it including me.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Yes. It's safe, millions of people use it including me.
    Will it delete them aswell?
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    Will it delete them aswell?
    There's no software out there that can guarantee 100% removal of all viruses, especially the newer ones. But more than 90% that it will remove it.

    It's free, it's easily installed and uninstalled.
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    There's no software out there that can guarantee 100% removal of all viruses, especially the newer ones. But more than 90% that it will remove it.

    It's free, it's easily installed and uninstalled.
    Will Malware and AVG protect me pretty well then? and also how often should i do maintaince i.e. disk clen up, defrag, AVG and Malware scans?
 
 
 
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