First of all thank you for your help.
I think I "traveled" from Europe to USA through the north pole (didn't follow the easiest way) in order to solve the problems...
You really helped me. I followed your last orders and I have ~90% of the previous desktop conditions with the screen looking great (i am missing some shortcuts but I don't remember all the programms that I had on the desktop).
Moreover, I have a couple of last questions:
1. Is there any "light" anti-virus or anti... call it whatever you want that I should install on my PC? I prefer something that won't slow it down and work in real time. I have Windows Vista installed on a HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop, with Intel Core(TM)2 CPU T email@example.comGHz, 1.00 GB RAM and a 120 GB hard disk
2. Does missing the smtmp folder makes my laptop valnerable or disoperationable etc???
3. What short of anti spyware-malware or .... so should I regularly run? I have spybot and Malwarebytes. The first one doesn't seem to detect lots of stuff anymore
THANKS A LOT BODY
If you decide to adopt AVG, Spybot may create a conflict, so you must uninstall Spybot.
As for your the smtmp folder, it just might be still in you system, it is usually hidden and you can't see it. That the little trick on the part of this Trojan Horse, it hides in the stable. If it was not deleted it's there.
I also believe that it's hidding in your system recovery.
If you wish for me to make a final check for virus, I will pass on the results to you and Sundar.
I already mentioned an antivirus to you (AVG) which is free.
Otherwise, from experience, Kaspersky, F-Secure and AVG pro, as far as I am concerned are the best. You are worried that the antivirus may slow down your computer. At the moment anything will slow down your computer because I just saw that you have only 17% of available RAM left. If I were you, I would seriously consider buying 1gb additional RAM.
Looking at your log:
1. you have
a) parasite called Parasite.Pugi and
b) an adware called .open candy..
c) another adware called: Adware.AskBarDis
2. You contracted the initial virus on Bittorent
3. You no longer require Malwarebyte, Superantispyware, E-set online scanner and Spybot - Search & Destroy. I suggest removing them to avoid conflicts with the antivirus software you will install.
4. There is also some Norton Symantec junk on your machine
5. I question the necessity for you to have Net framework.
6. You may have an autorun infection on F
If you don't mind, lets get rid of the bugs
1. On your desktop, you have ZHP Fix, please launch it
2. Copy the following files in it:
I Did all the previous carefully.
No changes on the desktop ( should the installation of fix.inf have taken much time? While doing this in safe mode no window poped up on the screen. I am not sure it worked)
I uninstalled some programs through control panel. HOWEVER I don't know what to do with
4,5,6 in your last contact.
ALSO CAN YOU EXPLAIN ME WHAT YOU MEAN BY "You contracted the initial virus on Bittorent". I have never use this bittorent!!!
========== File ==========
DELETED File: c:\program files\vshare\vshare_toolbar.dll
NOT FOUND File: c:\program files\vshare\vshare_toolbar.dll
DELETED File: c:\windows\system32\drivers\xaudio.exe
NOT FOUND Folder/File: c:\users\makis\appdata\roaming\opencandy
NOT FOUND Folder/File: c:\users\makis\appdata\local\opencandy
Seems that the Fix worked. The deleted items don't make icons return.
Sorry but the fix I gave you didn't work it was too late.
You have bittorent in your system which is a peer to peer application. Most often, infections are transmitted through downloads.
As I told you, your RAM is at a critical point. While you are thinking of investing here is a small tool which you can use to stop unnecessary applications for starting at boot time. That should save some ram.
Follow the steps provided by ambucias and that should make your PC clean.
Do not download fake softwares,in your case you should have downloaded '' Data recovery software which had caused you so much trouble.
I think you have got almost all the answers from ambucias
// Does missing the smtmp folder makes my laptop valnerable or disoperationable etc??? //
SMTMP folder is not your system folder but a folder created by the virus to backup your icons.It doesnot have any executable that can bring back your virus.Losing it will not cause you any trouble.
Ambucias and sundar,
I followed your last instructions as well as the previous ones. I got rid off a lot of stuff with the registry cleaner.
I am also planning to buy an extra RAM. AVG is already installed on my PC.
You were really patient, helpfull and topic specific.THANK YOU SO MUCH