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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by Dr Jay on 16th April 2010, 5:30 pm

Right click on the Computer button (usually in Start Menu or on Desktop) and click on Properties.

Click on System Protection. Click on the Create button, type in a description and click on Create.


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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by jlundeen on 17th April 2010, 4:59 am

Hi DragonMaster Jay-
I'm still not finding system protection. It looks like my OS may be XP. Is system restore the same as system protection?
Thanks.

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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by Dr Jay on 17th April 2010, 5:59 pm

Oh. I thought you had 7.
  • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > System Restore.
  • On the dialogue box that appears select Create a Restore Point
  • Click NEXT
  • Enter a name e.g. Clean
  • Click CREATE

You now have a clean restore point, to get rid of the bad ones:
  • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk Cleanup.
  • In the Drop down box that appears select your main drive e.g. C
  • Click OK
  • The System will do some calculation and the display a dialogue box with TABS
  • Select the More Options Tab.
  • At the bottom will be a system restore box with a CLEANUP button click this
  • Accept the Warning and select OK again, the program will close and you are done


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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by jlundeen on 18th April 2010, 3:45 am

DragonMaster Jay-
I think the virus is gone and I am eternally grateful to you.
Any recommendations on what antivirus software I should use? I had Avira but it didn't catch this nasty virus. I've still got Malwarebytes on my desktop-is that good and does it run daily updates?
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Jessica

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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by Dr Jay on 18th April 2010, 3:47 am

I'll let you know about that. Wink

Please download Security Check by screen317 from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by jlundeen on 18th April 2010, 4:00 am

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.3
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8
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Antivirus/Firewall Check:

Windows Firewall Disabled!
Adobe After Effects CS3 Presets
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
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Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Java(TM) 6 Update 14
Out of date Java installed!
Adobe Flash Player 10
Adobe Reader 9
Out of date Adobe Reader installed!
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Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent

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DNS Vulnerability Check:

GREAT! (Not vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning)

``````````End of Log````````````

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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by Dr Jay on 18th April 2010, 4:04 am

Please download the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Before installing: it is important to remove older versions of Acrobat Reader since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.
Go to the Control Panel and enter Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista/7).
Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Uninstall/Remove each of them.

Once old versions are gone, please install the newest version.

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Please download the newest version of Java from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

Before installing: it is important to remove older versions of Java since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.
Go to the Control Panel and enter Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista/7).
Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment). Please uninstall/remove each of them.

Once old versions are gone, please install the newest version.

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Please read the following information that I have provided, which will help you prevent malicious software in the future. Please keep in mind, malware is a continuous danger on the Internet. It is highly important to stay safe while browsing, to prevent re-infection.

Software recommendations

Antivirus/Antispyware

  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: this is Microsoft's free antivirus/antispyware program. It equips you with protection against viruses, spyware, trojans, rootkits, and worms. It is also light on the computer's performance. Note: when installing this, you have both an antivirus and antispyware. Make sure you also get a firewall.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: this is one of the most powerful, and easiest to use security software. The free version equips you with protection against viruses, spyware, trojans, rootkits, worms, and rogue software. Note: when installing this, you have both an antivirus and antispyware. Make sure you also get a firewall.


Firewall

  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: the free version is just as good as the premium. I have linked you to the free version.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: the free version is just as good as the premium. I have linked you to the free version. The optional security suite enhances the firewall by 40% increase. If you would like to install the suite that includes antivirus, then remove your old antivirus first.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: free and excellent firewall.


Note: Please keep ALL of these programs up-to-date and run them whenever you suspect a problem to prevent malware problems.

Resident Protection help
A number of programs have resident protection and it is a good idea to run the resident protection of one of each type of program to maintain protection. However, it is important to run only one resident program of each type since they can conflict and become less effective. That means only one antivirus, firewall, and scanning anti-spyware program at a time. Passive protectors such as SpywareBlaster can be run with any of them.

Rogue programs help
There are a lot of rogue programs out there that want to scare you into giving them your money and some malware actually claims to be security programs. If you get a popup for a security program that you did not install yourself, do NOT click on it and ask for help immediately. It is very important to run an antivirus and firewall, but you can't always rely on reviews and ads for information. Ask in a security forum that you trust if you are not sure. If you are unsure and looking for anti-spyware programs, you can find out if it is a rogue here:
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Securing your computer

  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites and other bad sites. This prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1, which is your local computer's loopback address, meaning it will be difficult to infect your computer in the future.


Please consider using an alternate browser
Mozilla's Firefox browser is a very good alternative. In addition to being generally more secure than Internet Explorer, it has a very good built-in popup blocker and add-ons, like NoScript, can make it even more secure. Opera is another good option.

If you are interested:


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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by jlundeen on 20th April 2010, 4:43 am

Hi DragonMaster Jay-

Newest versions of Java and Adobe are installed. New firewall and antivirus software installed.

You are the best and I'm eternally grateful! Hopefully I won't need your services again but if I do, GeekPolice.net will be where I'm coming!

Thanks again!

Jessica

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Re: Digital Protection Virus

Post by Dr Jay on 20th April 2010, 4:44 am

You're welcome. Smile


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