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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby dan12 » February 27th, 2009, 4:50 pm

Hi, John, nice to hear back from you
Did you also delete items in recycle bin after you deleted via windows explorer?
You can run kaspersky again to see if you were successful with your deletions :)
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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby stumpjumper » February 27th, 2009, 4:53 pm

I appreciate your quick reply.
Recycle bin is empty. I'll rerun Kaspersky again and post the results if any later tonight.
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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby dan12 » February 27th, 2009, 5:03 pm

No rush John, have a coffee or two :)
catch you soon.
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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby stumpjumper » February 27th, 2009, 10:10 pm

Well the Kaspersky came up clean....no log to post. I guess that is it unless there are any clean up items to take care of. Just let me know. Thanks,
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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby dan12 » February 28th, 2009, 3:01 am

Well done John,
I'm sure you have these links from your laptop we cleaned.
I will send them for you again anyway.
Well take care and hope things stay good for you :)

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

You don't need to put all of these programs on your system unlike your Antivirus and firewall of which you can only have one of each.
However you can have several Antimalware programs


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 1.6.2
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 here

Read some information here how to prevent Malware.

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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby stumpjumper » February 28th, 2009, 10:42 pm

Dan,
I appreciate your time and expertise to help me get not only my computer clean but my wife's as well. I have already worked my way thru the info contained in your wrap up post after you got my computer clean.
I will be installing some of the programs on my wife's computer too.
She is quite happy now that things are running much smoother.
I really think that most of these problems stemmed from an .iso image file I downloaded which contained the malware problems you found and initially sorted out/cleaned on my desktop. I hesitated at first with the iso download and should have heeded it. I'm more informed now and can say to others reading this post that you really need to be careful with what you download. I've had this computer over 8 years now without any problems only to get hit hard recently with malware after a questionable download.
Thanks again Dan and I wish you all the best.
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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby dan12 » March 1st, 2009, 2:08 am

Your very welcome John :)
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Re: Malware in MS OE sent items database: attention dan12

Unread postby Rogue » March 1st, 2009, 2:20 pm

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