and I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. We don't do the HJT logs here at CNET but that is probably a good idea so someone can actually SEE what is on your computer. Here is the where and how to do so and good luck to you. Please let us know how you make out. You already have some of the tools on the list and I don't think that MSAS will work on ME but this is a premade post so please make sure you have whatever is on the list that your OS can handle.
HJT is a very powerful tool and only advanced users should use it.
Please post your HJT logs in one of the following HJT forums:
Attention: You have to register to be able to post your HJT log !!
HijackThis download locations:
It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis creates will not be accidentally deleted.
Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed on)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to ''HJT'' or ''HijackThis''. Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.
Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post the log file in any forums that offers HijackThis analysis.
Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.
BEFORE you post your HJT log - it would be appreciated if you would :
Download and install the following programs, If they're not on your computer, yet:
- AdAware SE : http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
- Spybot 1.4: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
- CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.php
Download CWShredder: http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
and put it in it's own folder, f.e. 'C:\CWShredder' or C:\Program Files\CWShredder'
- Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta:
Please be PATIENT - For those of you looking for assistance with HJT logs, please be patient. The experts are really swamped with requests to have logs reviewed etc. If they do not get with you immediately it only means they are helping someone else. Remember they do this free of charge and in their spare time so please be patient.
Been gone for a while due to health and computer issues. Health is getting better but still a ways to go, and the computer? Well, I'm at a loss. Where to begin?
1st, I have a Dell 4400 Dimension Pent IV. I'm running Windows ME as I already have enough trouble without opening anymore backdoors to people. It now has 512K of memory, but was running 256K. I had hoped the boost would help, and it did for a few days, but now, the computer is back to it's old ways again. It seems there's something gobbling up my memory. I have no idea what. I run Spybot and Ad Aware daily. Since I have AOL, I have the McAfee firewall and anti virus programs. I also run a scandisk and defrag weekly along with the AOL clean-up program. I wanted to run HiJack This, but my copy no longer works and I can't seem to locate it's site anymore.
My problems all started way back when. AOL had sent me an upgrade to their 9.0 Security Edition. I downloaded it and went to install it. CRASH! I lost everything. System Restore didn't help. I then found out (from AOL) there were issues with the upgrade but they still sent it out. I also found out (again thru AOL) that their data banks had been hacked.
Since that time, I have been experiencing freezes, lost info, info/files/email out and out disappearing and almost everything you can imagine. To me, it seems that something is going on in the background. Wheather or not it's spyware/malware, or someone has hacked into my system, I have no idea. That's why I was trying to get to HiJack This.
Spybot congratulates me almost daily, and I immunize weekly. Ad Aware shows me 6 to 21 items daily, which I take care of. Again, the memory boost helped for a few days (3), but now I'm back to the same old garbage. Example: My son and I are into restoring old military vehicles. We have a rare WW II truck. Finding info on it is hard and finding pictures of what it looks like when complete is something we need so we know how to proceed. When I try and download a picture, or for that matter, post one, FREEZE!
It also seems that when I try and add any protection type programs, it also freezes up, like getting here too. Now this may be paranoia, or maybe there's some bug inside fighting against me trying to fix this thing? Any advice or direction before I just shoot this thing?