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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2012, 01:02:49 PM »
Not sure about that I will need to check it out

Tool removal for win 7

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:

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following
    Quote
    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
Run OTL 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Your Java is out of date.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

To manually create a new Restore Point
 
  • Go to Control Panel and select System
  • Select System
  • On the left select System Protection and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create
Now we can purge the infected ones
  • GoStart > All programs > Accessories > system tools
  • Right click Disc cleanup and select run as administrator
  • Select Your main drive and accept the warning if you get one
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete
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:

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2012, 02:24:15 PM »
Hi.
Sorry didn't understand the reference to "Tool removal Win7".
Just to be sure, I presume your instructions are standard and that therefore I can safely continue ignore references to System Restore?
When you say run for 24 hours is that literally keep it constantly running for that time?
Thing is, I shall be going away tomorrow morning.
I'll wait to hear back from you before I do anything regarding removal etc.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 02:27:55 PM by konfoozed »

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
No just use the system as normal and monitor for any oddities

Yep I keep forgetting about your restore problem

In that case just run OTL and hit the cleanup button

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2012, 03:07:05 PM »
Apologies for being pedantic....so just follow all the instructions whilst ignoring the bit about System Restore?

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2012, 03:13:06 PM »
Yes all bar system restore

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2012, 03:14:08 PM »

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2012, 03:28:28 PM »
Didn't delete these:

IExplore.exe
aswMBR.exe
aswMBR.dat
aswMBR.txt
unhide.exe

Can I just delete these manually?

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2012, 04:20:52 PM »
Yes delete them manually as they just sit on the desktop and are not installed

konfoozed

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2012, 04:32:57 PM »
Thanks....started to panic as thought there was another virus problem!

konfoozed

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #69 on: February 11, 2012, 05:46:35 PM »
For Essexboy

Have followed all your suggestions.
Thank you very much for all your time, patience and wisdom.
I can now go on holiday and not be constantly worrying about my computer.
Best regards.

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2012, 05:49:25 PM »
There u have your surprise...cleanup from master blaster essexboy!  ;D

konfoozed

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Re: System check - XP Pro
« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2012, 10:08:34 PM »
There u have your surprise...cleanup from master blaster essexboy!  ;D

I did indeed...even better than a share  of the lottery!

Thank you also for your guidance.