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Offline micah6768

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Okay, so I now have:

-Avast for anti-virus
-SUPERAntiSpyware for anti-spyware
-Zone alarm for firewall
-SpywareBlaster for extra protection
-Mozilla Firefox for a more secure internet browser
-WinPatrol to be informed of running programs
-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for on-demand scanning
-WOT as a site advisor


That about does it, right?

Offline micah6768

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And I also meant to ask:

-Can I delete "Boot.bak" and "cmldr?"
-For what reason did we delete Vuze and Viewpoint?
-What is Viewpoint?

Offline K27

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Hi,

You have a good Security setup there  :t

A few things I will add:

1) DO NOT take anything for granted, nothing is 100% secure, the biggest weapon's you have against reinfection is user caution and knowledge. Take notice of all the things that were written in my "How to stay Safe" speech and you will at least have an head start.

2) Keep an eye out for system problems while running SuperAntiSpyware with Avast. Avast has a built in Anti-Spyware feature that does a pretty good job and the two are likely to crash.

As for ViewPoint, its not malicious, but it does come bundled with other programs without the option to remove it. This is considered to be invasive at the least and as it is not needed and will hog system resources, its always good to remove it.

As for Vuze. Thats a P2P (peer2peer/file sharing) program and is more then likely the reason you were infected. Not only is it illegal to download copyrighted material from these programs, it is also a breeding ground for malware.

Please read these links for a more in-depth explanation:

http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=110.0
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=5011.0

Hope that answers your questions. If you have any more, please feel free to post back.

Thanks,
K27.
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Offline K27

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Hi,

Forgot to ask, where are you seeing "boot.bak" and "cmldr". Please give the full file locations.

Also have you recently set hidden files/folders to be shown?
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Offline K27

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This Topic is Resolved......

If you are the originator of this Topic and would like it reopened please send Me, a Moderator or Admin a personal message and we will move it back.

The fixes in this topic were written specifically for this user, following them may cause harm to your machine and render it a brick (useless), Any one else needing help please go to this board http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0 and read all the pinned topic's and please follow the instructions in this topic http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=88.0

Regards
K27
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