Trojan? Computer slow and not allowing virus-

Medionpc / Ms-7621
February 5, 2010 at 21:32:19
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 2.2 GHz / 3327 MB
Hi! I am wondering why my computer is getting slower and slower. This morning it even didn't want to open the firefox, or explorer browser at all...

I tried a disc clean-up, defrag and even restored to an earlier point.

The browser opens now, reluctantly, but I am not able to update my Kaspersky data base.
I am currently running a trial version of internet security.

I had a trojan warning from Kaspersky about a fortnight ago, one of them being fixed automatically with the second one just showing "infected"

During repeat scans nothing was found.

I also received a warning from my internet provider that i am up to 80% of my 10 gig usage - usually I am under 2 gig for the month.

I am obviously worried that the system is infected by some undetectable bug. Any suggestions what to do?



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#1
February 5, 2010 at 21:37:05
Also, when I tried to update Kaspersky again, the database shows corrupted and the report shows 4 Trojan detections. It won't let me run an update.

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#2
February 5, 2010 at 23:11:30
Try trojan remover, it's free for 30 days and fully functional.
Remove all it finds

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#3
February 6, 2010 at 04:03:11
I had tried the free trojan remover earlier and it wouldn't even follow the link but now it did - it didn't find any infections and the browsing is much better. I could not update any aspect of Kaspersky internet security - it appeared completely corrupted. I removed the software - it didnt remove the desktop item, which i then removed manually - just wondering what might be the best computer protection to run/purchase without slowing the system? Any suggestions?

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#4
February 6, 2010 at 08:38:55
If the Trojan Remover doesn't find anything, I would suggest uninstalling it.
One more check you might try is unhackme, BE SURE TO FOLLOW the beginners guide on the left of the download page and run it untill you have no more infections.
http://www.greatis.com/unhackme/

I have been using Avast Free for home use for many years now and it works great. IMO, it's the best on the market as there are NO scheduled scans, everything is in real time and it also has rootkit protection. It updates almost 3 times a day. Then you can also partner that with the FREE Threatfire, they work great together.

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#5
February 6, 2010 at 15:32:13
Hi and thanks again for your time! I uninstalled Trojan Remover and ran Unhackme which was clear as well. Uninstalled that as well. Everytime in uninstall via "add or remove programs" the desktop items or files remain after the reboot. I removed them to the recycling bun. Is that normal?

I am installing Avast Free atm and shall pair it with your other suggestion.

I might run the entire procedure on my laptop as well since it has been slowing down gradually over the last month as well.

Browsing on my desktop seems to be back to normal by now.
Thank you for your advice and the time you invested!


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#6
February 6, 2010 at 22:25:36
thanks for posting back! It will help others

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#7
February 7, 2010 at 00:20:10
Sorry to bug you once more...

As I said, I wanted to do the same procedure on my laptop as it was slowing for normal browsing as well.
I started with Trojan Remover and it was clear - except for a wireless link ad something related to Lenovo being the brand of the computer. Uninstalled it.
However, running unhackme and the assoiated virus scan it came up with about 15 suspicious files - i have no idea whether i should get rid of them or whether they are ligitimate files. Is there any chance you could help me with this or should I start a new thread for it?


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#8
February 7, 2010 at 07:46:11
unhackme gives you all the options, hit the icons about I'm not sure, etc....if that doesn't help, google the questionable file and see if it is legitimate

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