Excellent news, well done. OK we clean up as follows:Step 1
Remove Combofix now that we're done with it
- 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.
The above procedure will delete the following:
It is very important that you get a successful uninstall because of the extra functions done at the same time, let me know if this does not happen.Step 2
- ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
- VundoFix backups, if present
- The C:_OtMoveIt folder, if present
- Reset the clock settings.
- Hide file extensions, if required.
- Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
- Reset System Restore.
- Download OTC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop. Alternative mirror
- Double click icon to start the program.
If you are using Vista or Windows 7, please right-click and choose run as administrator
- Then Click the big button.
- You will get a prompt saying "Begining Cleanup Process". Please select Yes.
- Restart your computer when prompted.
- This will remove tools we have used and itself. Any tools/logs remaining on the Desktop can be deleted.
If any of the following remain on your Desktop either delete or drag to the recycle bin:RogueKiller
Remove ESET online scanner:
- Click Start, type Uninstall a Program into the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
- Click to select ESET Online Scanner from the listing of installed products, and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks. Uninstall ESETonline Scanner, only re-boot if prompted.
You are using an old version of Java. Sun's Java is sometimes updated in order to eliminate the exploitation of vulnerabilities in an existing version.
For this reason, it's extremely important that you keep the program up to date, and also remove the older more vulnerable versions from your system.
The most current version of Sun Java is: Java Runtime Environment Version 6 Update 30.
- Go to Sun Java
- Select Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000/2003/2008 If using 64 bit OS Select Information about the 64-bit Java plug-in and follow prompts
- Install the new version by running the newly-downloaded file with the java icon which will be at your desktop, and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Reboot your computer
TFC to your desktop, from either of the following links Link 1 Link 2
- Save any open work. TFC will close all open application windows.
- Double-click TFC.exe to run the program. Vista or Windows 7 users right click and select “Run as Administartor”
- If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot.
Save any open work. TFC will automatically close any open programs, let it run uninterrupted. It shouldn't take longer take a couple of minutes, and may only take a few seconds. TFC may re-boot your system, if not Re-boot it yourself to complete cleaning process <---- Very Important
Keep TFC it is an excellent utility to keep your system optimized, it empties all user temp folders, Java cache etc etc. Always remember to re-boot after a run, even if not prompted
Let me know if those steps completed OK,
If you have no remaining issues or concerns here are some tips to reduce the potential for malware infection in the future:Make proper use of your antivirus and firewall
Antivirus and Firewall programs are integral to your computer security. However, just having them installed isn't enough. The definitions of these programs are frequently updated to detect the latest malware, if you don't keep up with these updates then you'll be vulnerable to infection. Many antivirus and firewall programs have automatic update features, make use of those if you can. If your program doesn't, then get in the habit of routinely performing manual updates, because it's important.
You should keep your antivirus and firewall guard enabled at all times, NEVER
turn them off unless there's a specific reason to do so. Also, regularly performing a full system scan with your antivirus program is a good idea to make sure you're system remains clean. Once a week should be adequate. You can set the scan to run during a time when you don't plan to use the computer and just leave it to complete on its own.
Install and use WinPatrol
This will inform you of any attempted unauthorized changes to your system.
WinPatrol features explained Here
You will have several programs installed, these maybe outdated and vulnerable to exploits also. To be certain, please run the free online scan by Secunia
, available Here
Before clicking the Start
scan button, please check the box for the option Enable thorough system inspection
. Just below the "Scan Options:" section, you'll see the status of what's currently processing....
...when the scan completes, the message "Detection completed successfully" will appear in the Programs/Result
section. For each problem detected, Secunia will offer a "Solution" option. Please follow those instructions to download updated versions of the programs as recommended by Secunia. Use a safer web browser
Internet Explorer is not the most secure tool for browsing the web. It has been known to be very susceptible to infection, and there are a few good free alternatives: Firefox
All of these are excellent faster, safer, more powerful and functional free alternatives to Internet Explorer. It's definitely worth the short period of adjustment to start using one of these. If you wish to continue using Internet Explorer, it would be a good idea to follow the tutorial HERE
which will help you to make IE MUCH
These browser add-ons
will help to make your browser safer:Web of Trust
warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous ones:
Available for Firefox
and Internet Explorer
to go, Yellow
for caution, and Red
Available for Firefox
helps to block malicious scripts and in general gives you much better control over what types of things webpages can do to your computer while you're browsing.
These are just a couple of the most popular add-ons, if you're interested in more, take a look at THIS
Here a couple of links by two security experts that will give some excellent tips and advice.So how did I get infected in the first place by Tony KleinHow to prevent Malware by Miekiemoes
Finally this link HERE
will give a comprehensive upto date list of free Security programs. To include - Antivirus, Antispyware, Firewall, Antimalware, Online scanners and rescue CD`s.
Don`t forget, the best form of defense is common sense. If you don`t recognize it, don`t open it. If something looks to good to be true, then it aint.
Let me know when you are OK for me to close out your thread,