If you want to try it on your Windows 98 pc, i would download the Xubuntu. Its geared towards older pc'shttp://www.xubuntu.org/
Its a live CD, so you try it without formating your drive.
Also the new update Hardy Heron is set to be realized in April, it can be installed via Windows XP and Vista. Hardy Heron can be removed from Add/Remove Programs
in Windows. Its a pretty neat feature. I tested the beta on my dad's Vista computer and it worked good except the broadcom drivers aren't on the Alpha version yet.
To finish things up.
Go to Start
---> Type "%userprofile%\Desktop\ComboFix.exe" /u
and press Enter
. This command will uninstall ComboFix and all of its components.
is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java
components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systemsUgrading Java
- Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u5.
- Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
- Click the "Download" button to the right.
- Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
- The page will refresh.
- Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
- Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
- Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
- Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
- Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
- Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
- Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
- Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Now that your system is clean you should SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent future reinfection from the old restore point AFTER cleaning your system of any malware infection
. Any trojans or spyware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore and are waiting to re-infect you. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete files, trapping viruses inside. Setting a new restore point should be done to prevent any future reinfection from the old restore point and enable your computer to "roll-back" in case there is a future problem.
To SET A NEW RESTORE POINT
1. Go to Start
> System Tools
and click "System Restore
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point
" on the first screen then click "Next
". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create
". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start
and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK
5. Click the "More Options
6. Click "Clean Up
" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
Graphics for doing this are in the following links if you need them.How to Create a Restore Point
.How to use Cleanmgr
Here is some useful information on keeping your computer clean:
- Most important thing is to make sure Windows is kept up to date with the latest patches and updates from Windows Update.
- Here are two great Preventive programs:
- SpywareBlaster protects you from malicious ActiveX controls and cookies. Make sure and check for updates twice a month.
- IESpyads adds a long list of bad sites to your Restricted sites in Internet Explorer and protects against drive by downloads.
- Surf Safe with McAfee's SiteAdisor. SiteAdisor will work with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. SiteAdisor is a browser plugin that assigns a safety rating to domains listed in your search engine. SiteAdvisor uses the following color codes to indicate the safety level of each site.
- Red for Warning
- Yellow for Use Caution
- Green for Safe
- Grey for Unknown
Here are the link to install SiteAdisor in Internet Explorer and Firefox
- Anti-Spyware Programs I Recommend:
- Free Anti-Spyware Programs
- Lavasoft's Ad-Aware SE Personal
- Windows Defender
- For Even More Information On Securing Your Computer read Tony Klein's So How Did I Get Infected In The First Place