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Re: missionariesofcharity.com site - redirected from google

Unread postby melboy » March 7th, 2010, 11:12 am

Hi

The detections by ESET were expected - carrying out the instructions below will deal with them.

Your Hosts file will have been reset so you will have to re-immunize with Spybot for the protection that gives.

I notice Norton Internet Worm Protection is disabled - I would remove that completely and install a firewall that monitors both inbound and outbound connections (See below). The Norton Removal tool will help with the removal.

I would also update to Windows Service pack 3 as Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... pport-mean


Please carry out these instructions first.

Uninstall Combofix
We Need to Remove ComboFix
  1. Please go to Start -> Run
  2. Enter "ComboFix /uninstall" (without quotes). Note the space between "ComboFix" and "/uninstall", it needs to be there.
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  3. Press OK (Or hit enter).
  4. Allow ComboFix to remove itself.




OTC by OldTimer

Download OTC by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.

  • Double-click OTC.exe
  • Click the CleanUp! button
  • Select Yes when the Begin cleanup Process? Prompt appears
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself


You can also delete maxhandle.exe which should be on your desktop.


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Your log now appears to be clean. Congratulations!
This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware ;) - Please let me know if you still are having problems with your computer and what these problems are.


General Security and Computer Health
Below are some steps to follow in order to dramatically lower the chances of reinfection. You may have already implemented some of the steps below, however you should follow any steps that you have not already implemented.

  • Make sure that you keep your antivirus updated
    New viruses come out every minute, so it is essential that you have the latest signatures for your antivirus program to provide you with the best possible protection from malicious software.
    Note: You should only have one antivirus installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as impairing the performance of your PC.
    Uninstall Tools for Major Antivirus Products
  • Security Updates for Windows, Internet Explorer & Microsoft Office
    Whenever a security problem in its software is found, Microsoft will usually create a patch so that after the patch is installed, attackers can't use the vulnerability to install malicious software on your PC. Keeping up with these patches will help to prevent malicious software being installed on your PC. Ensure you are registered for Windows updates via Start > right-click on My Computer > Properties > Automatic Updates tab or visit the Microsoft Update site on a regular basis.
    Note: The update process uses ActiveX, so you will need to use internet explorer for it and allow the ActiveX control to install.
  • Update Non-Microsoft Programs
    Microsoft isn't the only company whose products can contain security vulnerabilities. To check whether other programs running on your PC are in need of an update, you can use the Secunia Software Inspector - I suggest that you run it at least once a month.
  • Make Internet Explorer More Secure
    Internet Explorer 8 <<< Recommended Version
    For older versions please read and follow the recommendations at this site
    Internet Explorer7
    Internet Explorer6


Recommended Programs

I would recommend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (if not already present), and the updating of them on a regular basis.

  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    As you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on board I would keep it regularly updated and run regular quick scans with it. (TIP: Cleaning out temp files can reduce scanning times.)
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. The Full version includes a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.
  • Install and use a firewall with outbound protection
    The Windows firewall only monitors incoming traffic, NOT outgoing. Using a software firewall in its default configuration to replace the Windows firewall greatly reduces the risk of your computer being hacked. Make sure your firewall is always enabled while your computer is connected to the internet.
    Note: You should only have one firewall installed at a time. Having more than one firewall installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as seriously impairing the performance of your PC.
    Suggestions:

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Finally I am trying to make one point very clear. It is absolutely essential to keep all of your security programs up to date.

Also please read this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place

I'd be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.

Happy surfing and stay clean!
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Re: missionariesofcharity.com site - redirected from google

Unread postby carofino » March 8th, 2010, 4:10 pm

Hi, thanks so much for all this - I really admire what you do. I was just wondering, as I use Firefox mainly, but Internet Explorer now and then, are the updates that I keep getting told about for Internet explorer, or any browser? What exactly are they?

Also, there are still some things on the desktop, like esetsmartinstaller and TFC - shall I just delete them or do I need to actually uninstall them?

And when I downloaded the new Adobe Acrobat reader it came with McAfee scan - shall I get rid of it?!

Thanks!
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Re: missionariesofcharity.com site - redirected from google

Unread postby melboy » March 8th, 2010, 5:00 pm

Hi, thanks so much for all this

You're most welcome. :)


carofino wrote:are the updates that I keep getting told about for Internet explorer, or any browser? What exactly are they?

This part of my last reply pretty much explains it.
melboy wrote:Security Updates for Windows, Internet Explorer & Microsoft Office
Whenever a security problem in its software is found, Microsoft will usually create a patch so that after the patch is installed, attackers can't use the vulnerability to install malicious software on your PC. Keeping up with these patches will help to prevent malicious software being installed on your PC. Ensure you are registered for Windows updates via Start > right-click on My Computer > Properties > Automatic Updates tab or visit the Microsoft Update site on a regular basis.
Note: The update process uses ActiveX, so you will need to use internet explorer for it and allow the ActiveX control to install.

Along the same lines, it's also wise to keep other non-Microsoft products (such as Firefox) up to date too, - as this part says:
Update Non-Microsoft Programs
Microsoft isn't the only company whose products can contain security vulnerabilities. To check whether other programs running on your PC are in need of an update, you can use the Secunia Software Inspector - I suggest that you run it at least once a month.



carofino wrote:Also, there are still some things on the desktop, like esetsmartinstaller and TFC - shall I just delete them or do I need to actually uninstall them?
Just delete them.


carofino wrote:And when I downloaded the new Adobe Acrobat reader it came with McAfee scan - shall I get rid of it?!
Yes, you can get rid of it if you want. Thanks for informing me - I wasn't aware of that!



Any more questions? :)
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Re: missionariesofcharity.com site - redirected from google

Unread postby carofino » March 11th, 2010, 2:10 pm

no more questions! Thanks again.
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Re: missionariesofcharity.com site - redirected from google

Unread postby Dakeyras » March 11th, 2010, 5:04 pm

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