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Re: malware

Post by tingler on 27th May 2010, 8:25 pm

Thanks again for all your help...
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Re: malware

Post by Kenny94 on 28th May 2010, 6:23 pm

Your Computer is Clean
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Some final items:


Follow these steps to uninstall Combofix and tools used in the removal of malware


  • Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
  • Now type in Combofix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. (Notice the space between the x and /)

  • Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
  • You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.

This will uninstall Combofix and anything assoicated with it.

Here are some additional links for you to check out to help you with your computer security.

Browsers

Just because your computer came loaded with Internet Explorer doesn't mean that you have to use it, there are other free alternatives, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], both are free to use and are more secure than IE.

If you are using firefox you can stay more secure by adding [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

NoScript stops Java scripts from starting on a web page unless you give permission for them, and WOT (Web Of Trust) has a comprehensive list of ratings for different websites allowing you to easily see if a website that you are about to go to has a bad reputation; in fact it will warn you to check if you are sure that you want to continue to a bad website.

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
  • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
  • Click once on the Security tab
  • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
  • Click once on the Custom Level button.
  • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
  • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
  • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
  • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
  • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
  • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
  • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button
  • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
  • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.


Additional Security Measures


Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]- SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]- Scans your PC for tracking cookies in multiple browsers as well as in Adobe Flash.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.

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Also, see here for system improvement: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


It was a pleasure working with you.



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Re: malware

Post by tingler on 29th May 2010, 7:22 pm

I was able to d/l malware and spyware ..but when I tried to install them it says it ecountered a problem and had to close.
Your observation that my computer must have a bunch of other problems must be causing this.
Some ot the items you suggested did manage to open and are working..so I think I will just reinstall my Windows XP and see if that corrects it.

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Post by tingler on 29th May 2010, 7:28 pm

In case you are interested..this is the message I got when I tried to install and run Spyware Blaster
Error:Access Violation at 0 x 7342 D553 (tried to read from 0x00000053),
Program terminated

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Post by Kenny94 on 30th May 2010, 10:54 am

Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.

Reinstall Windows is your best bet. If you need help let me know.

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Post by tingler on 30th May 2010, 1:08 pm

Thanks again for all your help
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