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  1. wubuscmh

    wubuscmh Thread Starter

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    1. Graphics-based links don't come up. (This started happening before I recently installed an ad/banner blocker)
    2. Sometimes I'm getting a "connection timed out" message even though I'm on a hi-speed connection.
    3. Firefox particularly affected.
    4. Some internet screens take forever to load, if at all.
    5. I have run my standard regimen of programs: AVG, Ad-aware, Spybot SD, and Spyware Blaster. Oh, and CCleaner (is this one something I should continue to use?). According to all that software, I should be ok.

    Can anybody help? Does this sound like a job for HiJackThis?
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    You may be right and just to be sure

    To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/html/downloads.html
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor in the reply window.
    At the top of your TSG/browser window, hit Edit then Paste
    You should see your copied Hijackthis log appear in the reply space....then, submit the reply
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
  3. wubuscmh

    wubuscmh Thread Starter

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    I have posted the logfile in the Security section.
     
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  5. ozrom1e

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    One of our HJT team will diagnose your log and get back to you. I would do it but since I am not HJT qualified yet it would not be appropriate.
     
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