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Re: Infected

Post by Belahzur on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:14 pm

This should be okay now, I just sent a PM to the author to let him know you've sent him this.

Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:

ComboFix /uninstall

This will also reset your restore points.

How is the machine running now?


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Re: Infected

Post by Pauliwood on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:20 pm

Machine is running good. Seemed to be running good after I ran the TDSS tool and was able to run my antivirus and anti spyware tools.

I was surprised we found so much afterwards.

Ok, getting an error uninstalling ComboFix, windows says it cannot find \ComboFix\uninstall

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Re: Infected

Post by Belahzur on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:25 pm

Hehe, you had an infection our auto tool wasn't seeing, that's why we just the author some samples. Manually remove all Combofix files from your Desktop and C:\ drive.


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Re: Infected

Post by Pauliwood on Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:02 pm

Ahhh...ok, well, thanks again to you, and all the other fine folks on here who help us with infections.

Is it ok to delete the goored folder/files now?

Do donations go through Paypal?

Now that the system is clean, going to set a new system restore point and perform a system backup using EASEUS, thanks again and Happy New Year!

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Re: Infected

Post by Belahzur on Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:50 pm

Yes, delete Gooredfix too.

Below I have included a number of recommendations for how to protect your computer in order to prevent future malware infections. Please take these recommendations seriously; these few simple steps can stave off the vast majority of spyware problems. As happy as we are to help you, for your sake we would rather not have repeat customers. Goofy

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Re: Infected

Post by Pauliwood on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:09 am

Thank you Belahzur,

I updated my Windows OS before arriving at the forum, and it is set for auto update for critical updates.

As for Spyware proggies: I've installed and updated these programs:
Spyware Blaster
Super Anti Spyware Free Edition
Spy Bot S&D, I also enabled SD Helper for IE
Malware Byte's Antimalware

I uninstalled Ad-Aware, as it didnt find anything when I used it for scanning, yet Spy-Bot and Super Anti-Spyware found items after I had ran Ad-Aware.

I'll download and install the latest Mozilla browser.

Avira goes out and seeks an update, each time I boot my pc it seems, and I set it to load first, which makes boot time a bit slower, however, gives better protection on things that may try to start maliciously.

Any thoughts on the PC Tools Firewall? I run that on my laptop and I use that laptop for online gaming, and have had no issues "fingers crossed".

I'll definitely leave some feedback, thanks again !

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