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"Protection Bar" post-fixing problem. Please HELP!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by berns4949, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. berns4949

    berns4949 Thread Starter

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    My computer was affected by "Protection Bar" and I tried to remove it following the instructions featured here: http://forums.techguy.org/security/494585-solved-protection-bar-intcodec.html (I got to that thread from google).

    It seems like the "Protection Bar" stuff is gone from my desktop but now everything is running *extremely* slowly. I have a new Gateway laptop with an Intel Centrino processor, which should be running much faster. My operating system is Windows XP Media Edition.

    PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    I think you need to post a HJT (HijackThis) log and let a qualified member (gold shield next to their name) take you through what needs to be done. I suggest you print off this guide, just in case ....
    Please go no further than the stages listed here for now.


    Using Hijackthis with the self-installer that puts it into Program Files for you:

    go to Click here to download HJTsetup.exe


    • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
    • Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
    • 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 dialogue 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 save the log and then the log will open in Notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

    Once you've posted that log here you'll need to wait for a qualified member to take you through the next stages.

    Richard.
     
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