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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DawnV, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. DawnV

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    iI am trying to figure out the msconfig version in windows 2000.
     
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  4. DawnV

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    I know windows 2000 didn't come with wsconfig but there has to something so I can see what programs load and are running in the back groun
     
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    Download msconfig from the internet as we stated in our previous posts. To see what is running in the background open up task manager.
    ctrl+shift+esc
    or
    ctrl+alt+del
     
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    Thank you for such a quick response. The problem with task manger is that I can't always tell what is honest and what is not. And the computer I'm referring to is my work PC so I have to be careful what I do. But about a week ago it got infected with 2 Trojans and ALOT of spy-ware. It took me all day to get rid of everything, but now it just isn't the same very very slow and some things won't open mainly Quick-books and that is my job. I know some thing is there and if I can find it I know I can get rid of it. These type of problems intrigue me so now I'm on a mission :)
     
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    Get The latest version of Adaware
    You can download the free version here:
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

    or here (alternate download location)
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

    You need to be logged on as Adminstrator through the installation.
    For ease in installation and operation, view the tutorial here http://www.spyware911.net/adaware.htm

    Just download it to your desktop and then to install click on the file you just downloaded (aawsepersonal.exe). You will be guided through the installation. It is recommended to use the default setting of "Protect anyone who uses this computer".

    On the main screen of Adaware please look for the *check for updates now* link, just above the start button in the bottom right corner or you can click on the Webupdate button that looks like a globe icon at the top. Press * connect* to let it check for any recent updates. If any are found, please let it download and install them.

    Now, configure your settings. Click the gear icon at the top. These are the recommended settings:

    AAW SE settings

    General Button
    Safety:
    Check (Green) all three.

    Advanced Button
    Logfile Detail Level:
    All options under this should be checked (Green).

    Tweak Button
    Check (Green) the following:
    Log Files
    Include basic Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
    Include additional Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
    Please do not check (Green): Include Module list in logfile:

    On your first scan, use the Full Scan (Perform full system scan) mode.

    Let Adaware remove any *bad* objects found. Reboot your PC and scan again. Repeat this process until no more bad items are found. It may take several scans to clean everything, depending on the type of infections found.
    ________________________
    Download Spybot - Search & Destroy, from here http://security.kolla.de/: if you haven't already got the program.
    For ease in installation and operation you can opt to view the tutorial here http://www.spyware911.net/spybots&d.htm

    Click on Settings, and Settings again. Go to the Webupdate section, and check Display also available beta versions.

    Now press Online, and search for, and put a check mark next to all updates, and install following the prompts.

    Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, and click Check for Problems. Once the scan is complete, have SpyBot remove all it finds marked in RED.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

    Download HijackThis from:

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip

    Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program named hijackthis.exe. When the program opens click on the Config button, then click on the Misc Tools button, and click on the Check for update online button. When it completes checking/applying updates press the back button.

    Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.

    Create a reply to this post here and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.
     
  8. DawnV

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    I do have Ad-aware at work and at home I don't care much for Spybot but on Monday I'm going to try Highjack This. Thank you again this has been very helpful.
     
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