Looks like your comp is clean now.
A few things to clean up a bit and a few preventative measures.
You may keep Malwarebytes antimalware. Great program.
Also keep TFC and use it monthly or so.
Manually delete Rootkit Unhooker
and MBRCheck.exe _________________________
click on the cleanup button. You will be asked to reboot.
Please do so now to clean up some other tools we used.
Then continue on .________________________________
Please create a 'clean' System Restore Point:
The reason for doing this is in case you need system restore you don't put back all we just took out.
- Click start/all programs /accessories/system tools/system restore
- Place a check mark by turn off system restore
- Windows will give you a warning click yes
- Click APPLY
- REBOOT the computer
- Once rebooted go right back to the same place and place a check mark by system restore
- Click APPLY and OK
Double click on HostsXpert.exe
Click on Make writeable.
Then click on Download
<< MVPs Hosts
Once it's done.
Click on Make Hosts Read Only to secure it against further infection.
What this does... A host file is a list of known bad sites.
When you click or type in a link the host file is checked first.
If that link you typed or clicked is in the host file your browser will redirect you to http://127.0.0.1
A page on your computer. Go ahead and click that sp you can see what happens. Then use the back button to come back.
More can be read about it here.MVPS Hosts file______________________
A few words on Microsoft firewall in XP . It only works in one direction. Incoming.
That means if something gets by it you would never know it was trying
to contact the internet.
Example: A bad program installs itself. You would never know it was contacting the internet.
Downloading other nasties and so forth.
If you decide to run one of these you should be certain Microsoft firewall is disabled.
1. Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.
2. On the General tab, click Off (not recommended).
3. Click OK.
I will list a few free firewalls for you. These are good (free) firewalls:
Never run 2 firewalls together. They will interfere with each other.
So just download and install one!Online Armor FirewallSunbelt Personal Firewall Free________________________________________Windows Updates
Be certain automatic updates are turned onXP.
This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer.
If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical/important updates.
I know rebooting sometimes can be at an inconvenient time. Postpone it till later. This will still take less time than we needed to fix your machine. ;-)___________________________________SpywareBlaster
SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites to your Browser settings that will protect you from accidentally running or downloading known malicious programs.
After the installation, click Download Latest Protection Updates. When it finishes, click Enable All Protection._______________________________________
Always watch closely to any software your installing.
If they want to install something more than their program stop right there and investigate what it is they want to place on your computer.
If they give you the option not to install it choose that until you investigate it completely.
The more you install that you don't want or need the more you'll wish you didn't.So how did you get infected in the first place
Safe and Happy Surfing.