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songbird72884

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Re: "Malicious URL blocked" alerts
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2011, 04:19:37 PM »
It ran this time! The icons didn't load at all after the reboot I posted about, but they've now loaded again. Also, the scroll function still wasn't working when I restarted after the OTS fix, but it was back in the mouse menu so it was easy to re-enable it. The OTS results are attached

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Re: "Malicious URL blocked" alerts
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2011, 05:53:44 PM »
Have the alerts now ceased ?

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Re: "Malicious URL blocked" alerts
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2011, 08:38:47 PM »
Yep, everything seems to be back to normal as far as I can tell, though I'm not 100% positive since the alerts were pretty random. Does everything look okay in the log results?

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Re: "Malicious URL blocked" alerts
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2011, 10:56:48 PM »
It looks OK but run for a day or so and when you are happy let me know and I will remove my tools

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Re: "Malicious URL blocked" alerts
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2011, 06:15:53 PM »
Everything seems to be okay, I haven't had any more redirections or anything, apart from one (I'm guessing) unrelated issue I'm dealing with at the moment about an 'unauthorised change to Windows'. Thanks so much for helping!

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Re: "Malicious URL blocked" alerts
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2011, 06:39:48 PM »
Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

 Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

Uninstall ComboFix

Remove Combofix now that we're done with it.
  • Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
  • Now copy/paste this: ComboFix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
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  • Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
  • This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, reset your clock settings, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and resets System Restore again.
  • You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.
Run OTS and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself. 

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

   Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site  and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version

SPRING CLEAN
 
Download and run Puran Disc Defragmenter
For the first run I would recommend a boot defrag and disk check




Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:
 
Malwarebytes.  Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To keep your operating system up to date visit To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide  How did I get infected in the first place ?
Keep safe  :wave: