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Finally it seems I managed to get rid of some nasty malware I apparently had

#1White Wolf KibaPosted 9/29/2013 12:56:12 PM
For those who might remember, a few weeks back I made a topic saying that my windows would get extremely laggy and hang for a while every time the connection would slow down or die, and stay that way until the internet connection fixed itself or I'd pull the ethernet cord and whatever it was that made windows hang realized there was no connection.

None of the following detected anything, save for the occasional tracking cookie:
BitDefender Internet Security 2014 - full licensed version
Malware Bytes - full licensed version
Super Anti Spyware - free version

I don't have conflicts with these tools because the only one being active in realtime is BitDefender, the others are just tools I use in case Bitdefender doesn't detect something.

I got rid of the initial lag after the computer boots up by disabling java updater at startup, that was unfortunately a temporary fix, the lag when the internet slows down didn't quite get fixed.

Today I finally decided to try a 3rd "second opinion" program
Hitman Pro.
At first it all went well until it detected 3 things, Conduit, DataMgr and some Search thing that none of my other programs could detect.
It promptly removed them and I've been using my system smoothly all day with the ethernet cord plugged in.

I have NO idea where these things came from but I can take a wild guess, it's what happens when you let others use your computer.

I think I'll shell out another 20 bucks and buy a Hitman Pro license too, because I can't afford to have crap on my computer slowing my work down.
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#2White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 1:22:06 PM
So apparently that
pup.datamngr virus was a very dangerous one

If this article is to be believed, that was the main culprit yet none of my anti malware and anti virus tools could detect it.
http://guides.yoosecurity.com/how-to-remove-pup-datamngr-removal-guide/

I need to go back to using Linux as my main OS and use windows for gaming and adobe products exclusively.
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#3steveboblarryPosted 9/29/2013 1:32:57 PM
You should only have super anti spyware and malware antibytes
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#4White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 1:41:12 PM
steveboblarry posted...
You should only have super anti spyware and malware antibytes


neither of them detected this data manager virus
but Hitman Pro did, removed it and even after several reboots my system still works great
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#5KillerzOverHerePosted 9/29/2013 1:43:10 PM
There's only one antivirus that works 100 percent of the time for any virus that I always use.

It's called Windows Reinstall 2013 Edition

Best of all, if you have a windows pc, it's included.
#6steveboblarryPosted 9/29/2013 1:44:00 PM
White Wolf Kiba posted...
steveboblarry posted...
You should only have super anti spyware and malware antibytes


neither of them detected this data manager virus
but Hitman Pro did, removed it and even after several reboots my system still works great


Having multiple virus/malware protection is not good because they can interfere with one another.

I just have malware bytes and Superantispyware and they work well together like batman and superman.

Did you run your scanners with both? I remember I had a virus like that and I ran one of the scanners and it detected it.
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#7White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 2:08:26 PM
I explained in the OP that my malware and anti virus programs don't conflict with each other, I can't make that any more clearer, I know what I'm doing.
I've been running perfectly secure systems for years with multiple tools, one as main active protection software and others, non active ones on the side I use after the main software is done scanning.

Also re-installing windows is unnecessary if you keep a cleans system.
One of my computers has a Windows 7 installation from when 7 came out and it's still going strong.
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#8water1111Posted 9/29/2013 2:38:24 PM
Run this and see if helps.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

if not reload windows, oh if want less virus's be mindful what you download. Macedonian game copies are sometimes disguised as malware.
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#9White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 2:51:59 PM
water1111 posted...
Run this and see if helps.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

if not reload windows, oh if want less virus's be mindful what you download. Macedonian game copies are sometimes disguised as malware.


Thanks, I'll look into that if I have problems again.
but my system appears to be clean now and works flawlessly as it should even after multiple restarts.

I know how to run a clean system and this definitely wasn't my fault.
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#10White Wolf Kiba(Topic Creator)Posted 9/29/2013 4:48:19 PM
water1111 posted...
Run this and see if helps.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

if not reload windows, oh if want less virus's be mindful what you download. Macedonian game copies are sometimes disguised as malware.


I decided to run that thing and it did whatever it did in some 10 minutes or so, it only deleted my Chrome settings which is no big deal, but get this, after I restarted my computer was very laggy once again, what makes it wierd is that I've been scanning all day, both in regular and safe mode without networking, restarting, letting chrome and firefox run and what not, and there were no more malicious programs left.

My system was 100% fixed and worked flawlessly.
what I find strange is that after the restart what Chrome did first was install that sweetim for facebook thing, I don't know what this is because I don't use facebook, but I know it was deleted by one of my anti malware programs and I haven't gone to any weird sites or anything since i cleaned my system.

The program you linked me to also didn't seem to find anything overly wrong with my system either.

I just finished scanning with everything and literally NOTHING was found.
Super Anti spyware
Hitman Pro
Malware Bytes Pro - both quick and flash scan
BitDefender IS 2014 - System Scan

No malware anywhere
also my computer is fine now
but the lag after boot up was crazy bad, or rather the lag after I started Chrome and that sweetim installed, whatever it may be, I deleted the extension but still
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