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Re: System Registry keeps being changed

Unread postby dan12 » May 30th, 2008, 5:14 am

Hope all is well still.

Congratulations you are clean! :)
Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Create a new System Restore Point
This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
  • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
  • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
  • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
  • Select the More options tab
  • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Spybot Search and Destroy 1.5.2
Download it from here. Just choose a mirror and off you go.
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spybot properly here
Find here changes from older version 1.4 here

Install Spyware Guard
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Guard here

Install SpyWare Blaster
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Blaster here

Install WinPatrol
Download it from here
Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here

Install FireTrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from here

Install MVPS Hosts File from here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
Find Tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check

Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer.
http://www.update.microsoft.com

Please check out Tony Klein's article "How did I get infected in the first place?"

Read some information here how to prevent Malware.

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Happy safe surfing!

Dan
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Re: System Registry keeps being changed

Unread postby enforcer30 » May 30th, 2008, 9:15 pm

Dan,

I greatly appreciate all your help.

If I may, I'm curious about your experience in the MRU. I read the information on the MRU, which required a user clean their machine first, but couldn't get a feel about the time requirements. In other words, could someone go through the university that could only dedicate a couple of nights (approx 3) per week? Just wanted to get a perspective of what to expect.

Thanks again,
Jason
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Re: System Registry keeps being changed

Unread postby dan12 » May 31st, 2008, 4:02 pm

Hi, Jason, It would be good to have you on-board, as we could do with all the help we can.
As for the time you put into your studies it's entirely up to you what time you can give, there is no rush or pressure on you.
work at your own pace, you will be made to feel very welcome.
Will look forward to seeing you if you decide to join us.
Best regards dan :)
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Re: System Registry keeps being changed

Unread postby NonSuch » June 1st, 2008, 3:31 am

As this issue is resolved, this topic is now closed.

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