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Aftermath of WinAntivirus2010, WMI & logonui

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Before I bought SAS professional a few months ago, (no problems since) I beat back a WinAntivirus 2010 virus with research, thankfully Chrome wasn't polluted, file shredders and ultimately combofix and then mbam once I was able to regain control of the computer permissions.

The computer is generally fine with these exceptions. Occasionally programs are very slow or are very, very slow to load. Most of the time they do fine once loaded other than some slowness which isn't consistent. Secondly, the Microsoft updates feature on my XP is fubar-ed. I can't even seem to go to Microsoft and manually update XP. Third, on boot/login I'll get WMI & logoui.exe errors. If I remember correctly the WMI error returns when I access some photo/video programs, like Photoshop. Whenever any of these errors occur, I'll either close the window or click the Debug button and go on. Fourth, sometimes I can't access taskmaster. SAS repair tool usually fixes it. Lastly, a lot of the time it seems like my hard drive is working (sound, light on the front of the computer) on something but nothing show up in taskmaster and the vast majority of the cpu is being used by Windows idle processes.

It's nothing I'm not coping with, but it would be nice to have these things gone. Any suggestions, reference, etc.?

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It sounds like some of your system files have either been deleted because of infection and/or are corrupted.

Do you have your Windows OS installation CD disk? If so:

1. Put the Windows OS installation CD in your CD drive.

2. Go to START>RUN and type in SFC /scannow

(The link http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html shows how to do this. Review this link before starting SFC)

3. Click on OK and let it scan your system and replace any corrupted or missing system level files.

4. Reboot after the process is completed.

A good way to fix Microsoft Update is to install Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. It has an option to set up Windows Update to Microsoft Update.

1. Go to the link below and download/install MBSA

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/secu ... 84923.aspx

2. After you get it installed, open MBSA.

3. Select "Scan a Computer"

4. In the next window, under Options, all the options will be checkmarked. In addition, checkmark "Configure computers for Microsoft Update and scanning prerequisites"

(Note: You do not need to change "Computer name:, IP address: or Security Report Name)

5. Click on Start Scan and let it scan your computer. (Note that it must download some very large data files prior to performing the actual scan. Give it time to do so.)

6. After the scan is completed and the report is issued, you should be able to now access Microsoft Updates.

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Before I bought SAS professional a few months ago, (no problems since) I beat back a WinAntivirus 2010 virus with research, thankfully Chrome wasn't polluted, file shredders and ultimately combofix and then mbam once I was able to regain control of the computer permissions.

The computer is generally fine with these exceptions. Occasionally programs are very slow or are very, very slow to load. Most of the time they do fine once loaded other than some slowness which isn't consistent. Secondly, the Microsoft updates feature on my XP is fubar-ed. I can't even seem to go to Microsoft and manually update XP. Third, on boot/login I'll get WMI & logoui.exe errors. If I remember correctly the WMI error returns when I access some photo/video programs, like Photoshop. Whenever any of these errors occur, I'll either close the window or click the Debug button and go on. Fourth, sometimes I can't access taskmaster. SAS repair tool usually fixes it. Lastly, a lot of the time it seems like my hard drive is working (sound, light on the front of the computer) on something but nothing show up in taskmaster and the vast majority of the cpu is being used by Windows idle processes.

It's nothing I'm not coping with, but it would be nice to have these things gone. Any suggestions, reference, etc.?

You also might try using Ultimate Boot CD to scan your system. It comes with some very good tools in determining what is causing the problem.

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Thanks guys.

Some while ago I bought an OEM version of Windows XP off ebay. It's unopened and looks like one of MS's gaudy anti-pirate disks. The disk will only have service pack 1 on it. Until WinAntivirus2010 knocked out the automatic updates, I'll have Service Pack 3 plus whatever patches, security updates, etc. through the middle of 2009. Do you know if that will be an issue in terms of scanning for missing files? The reason why I ask is that as I read MS's knowledge database publications, there was a WMI error publication which resembles what I'm having as an issue post Service Pack 2. When I go to install it, it won't install because the system says that I have later updates than this one.

I'll check out the UltimateBoot CD. Thank you for the suggestion.

btw, sorry I'm just getting back to this...busy week! Happy Thanksgiving! I appreciate the suggestions!

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