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Deleted Hijacker/ XP Problems

By vida ·
I recently got Hijacked by ISTSVC. Took forever to be able to delete if from the registry. Using Spybot,Pest Patrol and Nortons I was able to find it all.

I now have a clean scan. . . but I also am having problems with slow repsonse on opening progams, Icons and IE.

I will click the hour glass appears . . the hour glass disappears. . . and then 20 to 30 seconds later whatever I have clicked on appears . .of course with every thing else I have clicked on . . so I am slammed with pages and programs popping up.

I think I deleted too something from my registery I should not have. My XP PRO Upgrade from win2000 has never run seemlessly. I work around most of the problems.

This Hijacker may have finally given me more than I can handle.

I have:

Reinstalled XP (It is the Pro Upgrade)
Looked at my MSCONFIG to see if anything is running that might be hanging.

I don't see any problems in my "Run" in the Registery that would be causing the "hanging delay"

I am tempted to go get a new Hard Drive with a clean version of the complete XP OS and use it as my master drive and slave my current hard drive to it and use it as my secondary.

Suggestions or is it FUBAR?

Thanks, -v

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by Oz_Media In reply to Deleted Hijacker/ XP Pro ...

Sounds like damaged or infected system files.

Try running teh System File Checker.

START>RUN type sfc.exe /scannow you'll need your disk or installation directory so if damaged files are found they can be extracted. Resinatalling OVER your existing XP install will not alter system files.

You'll also need to temporarily disable XP System restore or it will restore the damaged files as soon as you reboot.

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by dmiles In reply to Deleted Hijacker/ XP Pro ...

This is a on going problem after dealing with a hijacked system,you most likely did remove some registry entries when scanning with Spybot

Reinstalling the upgrade will not help,best bet is to do a backup of the current system and wipe the drive clean.

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by dmiles In reply to Deleted Hijacker/ XP Pro ...

This is a on going problem after dealing with a hijacked system,you most likely did remove some registry entries when scanning with Spybot

Reinstalling the upgrade will not help,best bet is to do a backup of the current system and wipe the drive clean.

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by vida In reply to Deleted Hijacker/ XP Pro ...

Another user suggested that I run the Microsoft Beta Anti Spy program. BINGO! It found 8 more problems plus of which 2 were rated high critical. As soon as I deleted what the program found, my computer was working like a charm again. Unfriggin Believable!!
Thanks for your help!

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