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Re: removal of virusscanner. it sounds weird, but help wanted anyway
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2008, 11:47:09 AM »
    It looks good now.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    • Click START then RUN
    • Now type Combofix /u in the runbox
    • Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /u
    • Then hit Enter.
    • The above procedure will:
    • Delete the following:
    • ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
    • Reset the clock settings.
    • Hide file extensions, if required.
    • Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
    • Set a new, clean Restore Point.
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Disable the System Restore Utility to prevent re-infection from an old one

1) Right click the My Computer icon on the Desktop and click on Properties.
2) Click on the System Restore tab.
3) Put a check mark next to Turn off System Restore on All Drives
4) Click the OK button.
5) You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click the Yes button.

Now re-enable System Restore

To re-enable the System Restore Utility, follow steps one to five and on step three remove the check mark next to 'Turn off System Restore on All Drives'.

1) Right click the My Computer icon on the Desktop and click on Properties.
2) Click on the System Restore tab.
3) Remove the check mark next to Turn off System Restore on All Drives
4) Click the OK button.

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Use the Secunia Software Inspector to check for out of date software.
  • Click Start Now
  • 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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Here are some great FREE tools to help you keep from getting infected again. These tools use little or no resources so won't slow down your PC.

Concerned about Browser Security? Consider using Mozilla Firefox 3.0 with Adblock Plus and NoScript

To prevent unknown applications from being installed on your computer install WinPatrol 2008
* Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software

I suggest using SiteAdvisor. SiteAdvisor rates sites on business practices and spam. Safety ratings from McAfee SiteAdvisor are based on automated safety tests of Web sites.

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

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.