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Unread postby Simon V. » August 29th, 2007, 10:56 am

    Hi,

    That's looking good :) To see how long the infection has been on your other computer, you can try this: right-click on C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\csrss.exe, choose Properties, and look at the Created date. These dates aren't always correct, and unless it's very important to you, there's no other way we can find out how long it's been there.

  • Be sure to empty your Recycle Bin.

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  • Congratulations, your log looks clean. Please advise of any problems you are still experiencing, or follow these simple steps to keep your computer clean in the future:
    • Disable and Enable System Restore - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.
      • Turn off System Restore.
      • On the desktop, right-click My Computer
      • Click Properties
      • Click the System Restore tab
      • Check Turn off System Restore
      • Click Apply, and then click OK
      • Reboot.
      • Turn on System Restore.
      • On the desktop, right-click My Computer
      • Click Properties
      • Click the System Restore tab
      • Uncheck Turn off System Restore
      • Click Apply, and then click OK
      NOTE: only do this ONCE, NOT on a regular basis!
    • Make your Internet Explorer more secure
      • 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 Initialise 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.
    • Update your Anti-Virus Software - It is very imprtant that you update your Anti-Virus software at least once a week (even more if you wish). If you do not update your Anti-Virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.
    • Use a Firewall - A firewall is very important for the security of your computer. The Windows Firewall which comes with Service Pack 2 does not monitor outgoing connections, so any malware can 'phone home' without you knowing it. For an article on firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:
      Computer Safety On line - Software Firewalls
    • Visit Microsoft's Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://update.microsoft.com/ 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.
    • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
      This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
      Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware
    • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software in conjunction with Spybot. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
      Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware
    • Install SpywareBlaster - 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. An article on anti-malware products with links for this program and others can be found here:
      Computer Safety on line - Anti-Malware
    • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.

      Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
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Unread postby HelpPlz » August 29th, 2007, 7:18 pm

Wow thanks :) some good news - and I can't thank you enough - Kapersky did show:

Number of viruses found 6
Number of infected objects 11

I did backups today of the original post log, the badly infected machine - also at the point of realizing the intrusion which was obvious I did an immediate backup to a separate external; kangaroo USB drive and DVD. The question is that data is critical, no applications just files, Word, Excel, PSD's etc - so what are my options to clean that data and get it to a new machine?

I have ordered a new machine expect it tomorrow for a full re-build.

Thanks is not enough....

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Unread postby Simon V. » August 30th, 2007, 8:53 pm

Hi :)

Kasperksy indeed showed some infected files, but if you've followed my last instructions, they should all be gone.

You can safely transfer your Word/Excel documents to another computer, they won't be affected by the infection you had. The only thing you shouldn't backup are applications, but I think you've figured that out yourself :)
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Unread postby askey127 » September 14th, 2007, 6:54 am

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