Can someone look at this Combofix log?  Machine still very slow

Posted on 2009-06-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have a Windows Vista laptop I'm trying to help with.  It's running VERY slow lately.  Granted the laptop only has 768 MB of ram and it's running Vista, but it still was quicker than this up until recently.  The user never had an issue with basic tasks, now lately opening My Computer can cause it to hang at times.  

I've run Combofix and it removed a lot, but it also mentioned some files it "coudl not find.'  Would someone mind looking over the log and see if a script is needed?

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David-Howard earned 200 total points
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First off I would remove the Mywebsearch toolbar.
Directions on the removal as well as using HiJackThis can be found here.
On next boot, right click any open area on your task bar and select Task Manager. Click the Performance tab. If your systems performance (CPU usage) is high, then click the Processes tab. From there you can get an idea of which program is using the most memory.
You  might also try running Malwarebytes.
It's free and you can get it free from
There is also a trusted and free utility that shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. This is handy if you are receiving rundll errors or pop ups when you log on.
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If after running any of the suites above you find that your internet connection fails (is broken) please perform the following steps.
Restart your computer and test your internet connection.
If it does not work, then click Start ->Settings and Control Panel.
Select Network connections. Locate your connection and right click on it.
In the menu click the Repair option. When the repair proccess has finished, your connection should be working again. Reboot to test.
If you have any questions concerning a file on your system that may be a threat you can use this site for testing. 

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Okay, I finished Malwarebytes, it found a lot of stuff, most of it being the MyWebsearch toolbar so I guess Combofix didn't get it all.  Here is the MBAM log after it ran.

Does this look like it got it all?  I also see things such as Trojan-Vundo, etc.  Do I need a custom script for Combofix or is MBAM able to remove this?
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xmachine earned 150 total points
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1) Download & run CCleaner to clean your system (including registry) from junk files/registry keys


3) Download & run GMER (rootkit scanner) from (

Start GMER, select all options on the right side, after scanning is finished, click on save. Attach the log file here

4) Download reglooks.exe to your Desktop. Doubleclick on it to run it and when it has finished scanning, a log named result.txt will open in Notepad. Copy the log and post it in this thread.

5) Download & run injecteddll


select all items, then click on the save button to export a log file, attach it here as well
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GIMLI earned 150 total points
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did you try to disk cleanup & disk defragmenter?

or you can follow the instruction on this link
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Expert Comment

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Combofix should have removed Vundo. However, in some instances you need to rename Combofix BEFORE you download it to your system. If not, and you are infected Combofix may not run properly. You may also need to run your antimalware applications in Safe Mode (If all else fails).
To enter Safe Mode, reboot and select F8 at startup, log on as usual and then run your scans.
Symantec states to disable System Restore for the Vundo infection. This also allows proper detection and removal.
Directions can be found here:
Symantec also offers a free Vundo removal tool.


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