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Re: JJA1313: malware sending spam from my computer

Unread postby jja1313 » January 17th, 2010, 8:28 pm

Everything is running great and I was even able to start the computer in Safe Mode.

Thanks for your help!! Do you have any advice on which security software to use?
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Re: JJA1313: malware sending spam from my computer

Unread postby askey127 » January 18th, 2010, 1:38 pm

jja1313,
In your case, I would recommend two things:
First:
Get the paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It gives you the resident protection against the spyware items the AV won't catch, and automatic updates.
It's about $25 USD or so, and it's only a one-time fee.

Second:
Install the mvps HOSTS file. It will protect against thousands of known malicious websites.
Instructions:
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Replace the Current HOSTS File with MVPs
Download HostsXpert and unzip (extract) it to your computer, somewhere where you can find it.
  • Double click on HostsXpert.exe to launch the program. Give whatever Permissions are required.
  • In the bottom half of the left pane, click on File Handling
  • If the first button at the top is labeled Make Writeable?, click on it so the label changes to Make Read Only
  • Click third button from the bottom, labeled Download. A couple new buttons will appear at the top.
  • Click on the top button labeled MVPs Hosts and choose Replace
  • When asked to verify if you want to Replace present Hosts file, click OK.
  • When it finishes , click on File Handling again.
  • Click the button at the top labeled Make Read Only, so the label changes to Make Writeable?
  • Hit the X in the upper right corner to exit HostsXpert
If you have a separate third party firewall, or Winpatrol, you may have to give permissions at various times to Unlock the present default HOSTS file and install the new one.

Good Luck,
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Re: JJA1313: malware sending spam from my computer

Unread postby NonSuch » January 22nd, 2010, 3:40 am

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