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Old 01-02-2009, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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If you have a thumb drive go over to a friend's house (or work, anywhere with a fast connection) and download it there. If you don't have a USB drive buy one - they're 10.00 and will save you from having to burn CDs for everything.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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If you have a thumb drive go over to a friend's house (or work, anywhere with a fast connection) and download it there. If you don't have a USB drive buy one - they're 10.00 and will save you from having to burn CDs for everything.
Yup but I'll have to wait until tomorrow when the library is open,my old laptop won't burn CDs. I wonder if that link is any good? I tried several times to downbload it to the laptop to try it out,it downloaded fine,but got the error message that the start up files were corrupted,whatever that means!
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Default Use Process Explorer instead of Task Mgr.

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How/where do I find the task manager?
Process Explorer is a much better tool than Task Manager. Microsoft must think so too, since they provide it for download on their TechNet page.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Well,everything is running SO slow,I can't get ANY websites to open. I wonder if I can download it on another PC & put it on CD then put it on?
What computer are you on now?

FWIW, tap F8 as it is booting, it will offer you the option to start in safe mode with networking, select that, then go to Panda scan and see if it cleans it up.

You can also click start - then go to Msconfig in XP - see if there is anything starting there that you can disable.

FWIW, just because AVG says you have a trojan doesn't mean it's true it could be a false positive. We use Avast AV which is free and seems to be the one most computer sites recommend these days. AVG was popular but was giving a lot of false positives

As was mentioned, go get yourself a thumb drive.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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how do I know which processes to turn off in task manager? I installed Malwarebytes & did a full scan & found nothing.Neither did Avast. STILL unable to open any pages at all. Uninstalled AOL again but still lots of stuff w/ AOL init when Idid a search.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I think your best bet is to go to a forum that specializes in this.

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As for the msconfig, what I've done is googled what I've seen. I usually start at the bottom as newer things go down there. I don't have any more time but I'd look for something that says startpage in the entry.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, I've been sending people to BleepingComputer, too, though there are also some other good sites. Some of the same people helping you at one place may also be seen on another site.

BTW, KsStorm, if you go to one of these sites, be patient because they may not get to you immediately.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yeah, I've been sending people to BleepingComputer, too, though there are also some other good sites. Some of the same people helping you at one place may also be seen on another site.

BTW, KsStorm, if you go to one of these sites, be patient because they may not get to you immediately.
Good to know that someone's been there as I haven't.
I did a google search for the trojan and that's what came up. He's already a few days into this, if it was me I'd want it resolved by now.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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Thanks! I posted my problem on Bleepingcomputers. Sure hope they can help me figure it out!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was doing a little reading and found a couple of things that might help. One was to turn off System Restore. Here is another version of the instructions from Symatec. The reason for doing this is that is because when it is on, it might back up the bad stuff, so when you reboot, the virus or whatever, is restored.

The second thing was to run the AntiMalware program FROM the thumb drive.

Another thing is to run it again, in safe mode, or else run it in safe mode on the first place.
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