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A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

Jul 27, 2010, 09:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"The other day someone who knows I am in the computer business came to me with a very sick laptop (Gateway W340 with Intel graphics chip and Broadcom wireless). The machine was a fairly innocuous little guy that had some serious issues. I'll list them out:

* The operating system was Windows Vista (he did not want to shell out the money for Windows 7).
* There was a root kit.
* Numerous malware issues.
* Chock full 'o viruses.
* Wireless was flaky (at best).
* Machine was horribly slow (presumably because of the above).

"My usual first steps are to boot into safe mode, run Combofix, run CCleaner, boot back into regular mode, run Malwarebytes, and then run the antivirus. After this was all complete the remaining symptoms were:"

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