Many thanks for the kind words
and good news that you're not being redirected anymore
You can now delete GMER and GooredFix.
Below is my standard all-clean-post:Congratulations!
As far as I can tell, you are CLEAN!
Have a big cup of
, sit back & relax, and now please follow a few of the following tips; they will dramatically reduce your chance of getting infected again.
- Turn on Automatic Updates if you have not done so. It is MANDATORY to keep your Windows updated, otherwise you are vulnerable to exploits! To turn on Automatic Updates: click Start > Control Panel > Security Centre > Automatic Updates.
Below are optional items. They will increase your security, but are not really "needed". That said, I recommend following at least one of these tips.
Please reply to this thread once more so we know it can be archived
- Install WinPatrol from here. Instructions for use are here.
- Install a custom hosts file. Let's say I have a directory of 640kb's worth of bad sites. Let's say I can make sure you will never be able to access those sites, so you will never get any infection from those sites. It's like blocking a site - without site blocking tools. How would you like to never be able to visit (a lot, but not all of the) malware-infected sites again? Well, now you can!
First, we must disable a service, as Windows cannot work with a very large hosts file while that service is active. This will not affect anything else.
The disabling routine:
Next, you can download the custom hosts file from here. Installation instructions can be found there as well.
- Click Start, then Run
- Copy and paste the following:
- Code: Select all
sc config dnscache start= disabled
- Click OK