It came pre installed on my system at purchas and misplaced the dicksace with the key on it, also lost the recovery disk and HP doesn't have them any more cause the age of my system.When I moved awhile back they got placed somewhere but god only knows where.
Well, now we see why you have, as you say, MANY ISSUES!
#1a - 108 GiB total, 16.179 GiB free.
#1b - No anti-virus program
#1c - No Firewall
#1d - No security programs on there except what you have downloaded to use in this thread
#1d - uTorrent
#1e - BitTorrent
#2 - Advanced SystemCare 3 - which is absolute junk
The next umpteen? 131+ games & gaming sites downloaded software by my rough count and I am sure I missed some. If we gave trophies here for the most games or online games you would certainly be in the running. And as you see, it really isn't a prize you want to win, not with all that is going on with your computer. I guarantee you many of your "issues" and major infections come from both these games and anything else you have shared using uTorrent and BitTorrent including music and video which should have been paid for.
Now I know absolutely nothing about any of these games, I have to assume that at least some of these must be purchased, and all of these online Casinos require the install of ActiveX programs to play. I checked out some of these sites, not all of them, maybe a third of them and at least every 3rd one is a known site for installing spyware, malware, and or trojans onto a computer.The others are not necessarily good sites, they are just not well known enough to have any rankings at this time. So, since you obviously are a betting person then bet that these also are bad sites. So this is where the majority of your "issues" have come from. If you "share" paid music and videos then this is where the rest of them have come from.
You have a 108GB hard drive with 16GB free space remaining that is barely 10% free space remaining. You have no security programs on there except what you have downloaded to use in this thread.
I am sorry to say, it is time to cut your losses. Reformat the computer. Change your bank account and credit card numbers because they are very likely floating around out there to people you do not know and get out of the game. After seeing all of this I see no way of getting this computer cleaned up as there is most likely serious damage to key system files also. Once you get it reformatted the first things to add are a good anti-virus program, a good firewall, good security programs. You absolutely cannot run a computer today without these. Don't add uTorrent or BitTorrent or any P2P programs again and choose better websites to visit. Otherwise you will be right back in the same sinking boat.
"The next umpteen? 131+ games & gaming sites downloaded software by my rough count and I am sure I missed some."
"you have shared using uTorrent and BitTorrent including music and video which should have been paid for."
What are you implying here?
Well not to sound ungrateful, but as of this morning it has been running back to normal maybe even a little better then it has been in a long time. As far as a re-format, hell I would love to except allot of the programs I use regularly(like I explained in previous thread) I will not be able to re-install cause when we moved they got packed somewhere and have been unable to find them(Really suspect the movers lost a few of my boxes cause missing few other things also, but thats another story). My HP restore and office 2003 being 2 of the really important ones missing, so the D drive is the only type of system restore disk I have use at the moment(because it wont let me make another thru the "HP Recovery CD/DVD Creator" and my system is dated so HP doesn't have any replacement disc I could purchase), and if I format (still a noob here)not sure how that will effect partitions or any thing else.
As far as the games go, those are not full install games they were trial games from Game house and because of these other things haven't taken the time to go and delete them yet. And the rest I paid for from Big Fish.
As far as the Torrent's I have used those to download large files and patches(like ones in excess of 1Gig or more in size) for games like America's Army, Air Rival's, Crossfire, etc..
No music, picture's, or movies.
As far as a firewall, I not sure if it makes a difference but I do use the system in a wireless state only and thought that the router's firewall was OK.
So now that I have laid out my life to you, maybe instead of chastising me you could be a little more assisting, cause I never said I knew everything and Thats why I came here was to learn.
SORRY if I am coming across the wrong way but after reading your post I felt as if I was being put in a defensive position, and defending my actions is not why I am here. To try to repair the results of my actions with what I have to work with and hopefully learn a few things along the way was my intentions. So if I am mistaken and this forum isn't here to assist and teach those who ask for it then I am sorry for wasting your time and I thank you very much for what time you have giving me.
Do yourself (and helpers like myself, jholland1964 and many others) a favour and install an anti-virus program. There is absolutely nothing worse than helping somebody like yourself clean their PC, only to find that you get re-infected momentarily because of a lack of protection.
Router firewalls are great, but they do not protect from viruses or malware.
All that Casino crap on that PC is a malware magnet too.
I help at other sites that refuse to help a 2nd time if the PC has utorrents etc installed. That is how bad they are.
At the end of the day you can have what you like on your PC, the same as I can, but you should not expect others to pull you out of the ditch when those programs get you into trouble.
Just my $0.02 worth.
What are you implying here? The next umpteen? 131+ games & gaming sites downloaded software
I am implying nothing, I am stating the fact of what I see on the machine. You have at least a 108GB hard drive with only 16GB free space remaining.
I have been assisting people clean up their infected machines for several years. Have I ever seen games, casino games on a machine? Of course, I see them all the time. Two or three maybe. Never have I seen 131 on one machine. I can help with 10 or 20 threads in a couple weeks and won't see a total of 131 all of those together. I can only state what I see that I KNOW likely brought infection onto the machine, especially onto a machine running no anti-virus program like yours. those are not full install games they were trial games from Game house
It is immaterial whether these were trials or whether they were the full games, they are there and the bulk of them were not from Gamehouse, I checked them, I know where they came from and many of them come from known bad websites, not Gamehouse, so trial or full means nothing. As crunchie said, "All that Casino crap on that PC is a malware magnet" and as you see, it works.
I understand the problem you would have with reformatting. "as of this morning it has been running back to normal maybe even a little better then it has been in a long time".I would be willing to help you clean the computer, even though you think it is clean, I guarantee you it is not clean. For the moment the only thing removed were the parts of infection that were stopping the normal running of the computer but all the files that brought in these severe infections are still there, still pulling in more infected files and reinfecting the computer.
The only way I would even attempt to assist you is if each and every single casino game is UNINSTALLED, every single one along with uTorrent and BitTorrent. Uninstall. Then install an anti-virus program on there, Avira Free is EXCELLENT. Install it. Enable it. Update it. Run a Full Scan with it and have it remove everything it finds.
Then update MBA-M and run a Full Scan with it, have it remove everything it finds. Reboot the computer.
Run a new DDS scan post back here with the results of the Avira scan, the MBA-M scan and both new DDS logs.
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