I have 7 WIN32SLOWPCFighter infections

December 22, 2010 at 06:36:28
Specs: Windows XP
My Avast boot time scan picked them up,but malwarebytes and superantispware programs did not. How come and how do I get rid of them? Thank You

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#1
December 22, 2010 at 07:08:27
This could be one of two things in my opinion.

The first option is that someone at your home downloaded a program called slow-pcfighter.exe. This is potentially a "legitimate download" although there are some copies that have been listed as malware. Therefore it could be a false positive.

Secondly, It could be an IRC BOT. I would recomend that you look for a file on your computer useing file search with search hidden files and system files for a file 1.reg

this will eliminate two posibilities, we can go on from there, however these are the easiest to check.

mike


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#2
December 22, 2010 at 08:25:39
I am a beginner so bear with me, If i did what you told me correctly,I found 3 hidden files but all 3 have something to do with window live scanner. Also their protection and safety scanner did not pick it up. Is it possible it is a false positive? Thank you for your patience.

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#3
December 22, 2010 at 08:41:06
Its no prooblem at all. Ihankyou your patience with me as well. Just as a clarification. you found three files with the name "1.reg" ? If so we are well on our way. If it was something with 1.reg in it its a different story( ie scanner1.reg or something like that).

If it is just 1.reg, can you find the actual file and then opposite click(usually the right mouse button) on it and "open with notepad". or go into notepad and open the file from inside the program then copy and paste to post the contents. If it is anything aside from 1.reg, don't worry about this step

mike


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#4
December 22, 2010 at 11:09:53
Hold that thought Mike. My Friend broke her leg and I must take her to the hospital. Bear with me and 1.reg was not in the file, it is a 1.reg file I THINK, but there I go thinking again. I'll be back soon

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