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Offline cariad140

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Re: Mal:URL
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2012, 07:45:32 PM »
combofix logs - not sure if it uploaded the first time.

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Re: Mal:URL
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2012, 08:46:48 PM »
Could you still run and post the combofix log please

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Re: Mal:URL
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2012, 02:47:09 PM »
I did run and post Essexboy. Posted two posts above this one. Did I do it incorrectly, it does say it's posted?

Still no pop ups - 4th day of  uninterrupted browsing :)
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Re: Mal:URL
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2012, 09:08:15 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:

Remove ComboFix

  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall (Notice the space between the "x" and "/") then click OK



  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled
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.
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: Mal:URL
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2012, 02:16:02 PM »
Thank you so much for all your help. I've password protected the pc, and now only I have access to it. Other teachers want to use my lab, they can bring their own laptops. not going through this nonsense again.

I just finished the cleanup process Malwarebytes (manual run) is already installed as is Adaware (running at startup), Avast of course, and I use windows firewall. Never heard of filehippo, but downloading as I type.

Again, thank you!!!    :)

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Re: Mal:URL
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2012, 04:35:06 PM »
My pleasure - keep safe now  ;D