Google Won't Load - GHOST? HELP.

December 21, 2008 at 06:58:57
Specs: Win XP Pro SP3, 512

For the past 24 hours I have been unable to open/access Google or any of it's other sites (Gmail notably)

I pawned it off as their issue, but have determined that it's on my end.

I have run AVG AntiVirus and AVG AntiSpyware, I have run Malwarebytes - Not much to report.

Searched files/folders for Ghost files (This is my best guess?) But found nothing.

I know that GHOST commonly does irritating things. One thing my laptop has been doing is: The CD-ROM Drive opens all by it's self, for no good reason.

Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. I'm just about ready to scrap this old lapper and buy a new one!

Thank you all.

Frank Peavey


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December 21, 2008 at 07:26:33

I see thta you have run Malwarebytes but run it as directed and post a log anyway please.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these sites:

MalwareBytes1

MalwareBytes2

1. Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
2. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
3. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
4. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
5. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
6. Make sure that everything found is checked, and click Remove Selected.
7. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.
8. The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
9. Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.


Please download and install the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2:


Download the "HijackThis" Installer from this link:
Hijack This


1. Save " HJTInstall.exe" to your desktop.
2. Double click on HJTInstall.exe to run the program.
3. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
4. Accept the license agreement by clicking the "I Accept" button.
5.Click on the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
6. Click "Save log" to save the log file and then the log will open in Notepad.
7. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
8. Paste the log in your next reply.
9. Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet! Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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