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evilfantasy

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Re: Request for help!
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 08:07:46 PM »
You installed the Recovery Console with ComboFix.

Yes please stay in Normal Mode from now on.

Jsto

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    Re: Request for help!
    « Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 10:51:16 PM »
    Thanks!  Lately I've been feeling like a computer moron, so just wanted to double check  ;D

    Here is my ESET log.  I'm also happy to say that I'm now able to actually upload the file straight from my laptop rather than transferring everything back and forth with a thumb drive.  I can't tell you happy that makes me!  Thank you so much for all the help thus far.

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    Re: Request for help!
    « Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 09:52:41 AM »
    If there are no more malware issues we can finish up now.

    Use the Secunia Software Inspector to check for out of date software.

    * Click Start Scanner
    * Check the box next to Enable thorough system inspection.
    * Click Start
    * Allow the scan to finish and scroll down to see if any updates are needed.
    * Update anything listed.

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    Go to Microsoft Windows Update and get all critical updates.

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    If you are using or have installed IE6 you are using an outdated and soon to be unsupported version of Internet Explorer and I strongly suggest you update to the latest version directly from Microsoft Internet Explorer 8: Home page.

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    I recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no realtime protection so will not interfere with each other. They do not use any significant amount of resources (except a little disk space) until you run a scan.

    I suggest using WOT - Web of Trust. WOT is a free Internet security addon for your browser. It will keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. It's easy and it's free.

    SpywareBlaster - Secure your Internet Explorer to make it harder for ActiveX programs to run on your computer. Also stop certain cookies from being added to your computer when running Mozilla based browsers like Firefox.
    * Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware
    * If you don't know what ActiveX controls are, see here

    Protect yourself against spyware using the Immunize feature in Spybot - Search & Destroy.
    * Guide: Use Spybot's Immunize Feature to prevent spyware infection in real-time. Note: To ensure you have the latest Immunizations always update Spybot - Search & Destroy before Immunizing. Spybot - Search & Destroy FAQ

    Check out Keeping Yourself Safe On The Web for tips and free tools to help keep you safe in the future.

    Also see Slow Computer? It May Not Be Malware for free cleaning/maintenance tools to help keep your computer running smooth.

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    Re: Request for help!
    « Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 05:00:11 PM »
    Also, let's do some clean-up. You can uninstall HJT and delete ESET. You can keep SAS and MBAM. Update them and run them every so often depending on your internet activity.
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    To uninstall ComboFix

    • Click the Start button. Click Run. For Vista: type in Run in the Start search, and click on Run in the results pane.
    • In the field, type in ComboFix /uninstall


    (Note: Make sure there's a space between the word ComboFix and the forward-slash.)

    • Then, press Enter, or click OK.
    • This will uninstall ComboFix, delete its folders and files, hides System files and folders, and resets System Restore.
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    Clean out your temporary internet files and temp files.

    Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop.

    Double-click TFC.exe to run it.

    Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator

    TFC will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.

    * Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process.
    * Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.
    * Please let TFC run uninterrupted until it is finished.

    Once TFC is finished it should restart your computer. If it does not, please manually restart the computer yourself to ensure a complete cleaning.
    Safe Surfing!
    Intel(R) Core (TM) i3-3220 CPU 3.30 GHz 8.0 Gb RAM Windows 8.1 with a dual boot to Windows XP  Home with SP3, Comodo  with Windows Firewall & Windows Defender

    Jsto

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      Re: Request for help!
      « Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 08:21:17 PM »
      Thank you so much for the help and recommendations for keeping myself safe in the future - I definitely appreciate it!