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Offline oldman

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Re: new worm?, avast doesn' know it
« Reply #90 on: December 29, 2009, 08:08:16 PM »
Hi MarkWest,

From your desktop, please delete
  • any notepads/logs that we created
  • GMER.exe
  • GMER.zip
  • SystemLook.exe

Next

Click the Start button, click Run. Copy and paste the following line into the run box and click OK
Combofix /uninstall

Open OTL then click the Clean Up button. You may get prompted by your firewall that OTL wants to contact the internet -  allow this.  A cleanup.txt will be downloaded, a message dialog will ask you if you want to proceed with the cleanup process, click Yes. This will do some clean up tasks and delete some of the tools you have downloaded plus itself.

I suggest you keep MBAM. Keep it updated and use it regularly.

Updates and upgrades

You have an older version of Adobe Reader.  You can download the current version HERE

You may want to consider Foxit Reader instead. It may be a bit lighter on resources.

Visit their support forum
Foxit Forum

In either case you should uninstall Adobe Reader 8.1.5 first. Be sure to move any PDF documents to another folder first though.

Some Recommendations and prevention tips[/b]

Basic security consists of 1 antivirus program, 1 resident antispyware program, 1 on demand antispyware program and a firewall. Just add a firewall and a resident antispyware program.

I suggest these or ask in the General Forum.

Windows Defender
 OR
Winpatrol

* If you are behind a router Windows firewall should be fine. Otherwise a 3rd party firewall with outbound monitoring is recommended.

Click FIREWALL for tips, reviews and links to good, free and paid for firewalls. (Note: Zone Alarm is becoming bloatware, imo)

You should also use   Spyware Blaster to help immunize your computer.

-Secure your Internet Explorer

From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
  • Click once on the Security tab
  • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
  • Click once on the Custom Level button.
  • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
  • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
  • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
  • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
  • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
  • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
  • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
  • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

- Keeping your Windows up-to-date is crucial to your computer's security. Please go to the Windows Update Site (using Internet Explorer) and download and install all critical updates on a regular basis

- Ensure that Automatic Update is turned on so you get all the latest patches.
Click start, control panel, click Security Center.

- Keep your antivirus program updated, as well as any other security programs you have.

- You may also want to read this article By Tony Klein
http://www.freedomlist.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22879

Take care

Offline Tarq57

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Re: new worm?, avast doesn' know it
« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2009, 12:09:55 AM »
Sorry for estimating earlier that you'd need about 6 posts to post the log.
Turned out to be 15. ;D

How does it feel to have gone through that fix procedure?
Pretty awesome, I'd think (from one who did it, once, a few years back.)
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Re: new worm?, avast doesn' know it
« Reply #92 on: December 30, 2009, 12:43:28 AM »
was quite a procedure, felt good to have my computer clean though, still i was so panicked, my computer's my life you know, i'm just glad it's clean once again ^^

Thanks for all the help from all of you ^^ will keep you guys in mind for the next time some one wants to infect me, maybe next christmas lol

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Re: new worm?, avast doesn' know it
« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2009, 12:53:13 AM »
Follow those ideas posted above (by Oldman and others) regarding keeping things up to date and having good security, and if your experience is anything like mine, you won't be needing malware removal advice very often, if at all.
Security is a multi-layered strategy. You need to have something covering all layers.
Most of those "somethings" are mentioned 2 posts up.
If you have any questions about any of that, please do ask.

PS, one of the real important "somethings" is making regular backups of important data, perhaps imaging the entire disk, from time to time.
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