Good news indeed! There's no indication of malware on your system so I think your machine is clean.
Here are some tips to help you keep it that way:
Operating system vulnerabilities can easily be exploited by malware so please ensure your operating system is automatically kept up to date by using Windows Update:
Go to Start->Control Panel->Automatic Updates
and select a suitable schedule
Also, check that your antivirus and antispyware programs are set to automatically update daily.
You should consider installing a Personal Firewall
program. Even if you are behind a NAT router, I recommend you use firewall software as it will improve the security of your computer by monitoring and controlling outbound connections to the internet as well as inbound. There are various free packages available, such as Sunbelt Personal Firewall and Zone Alarm:
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Ho ... -Firewall/
Consider a custom hosts file such as MVPS HOSTS
. This custom hosts file effectively blocks a wide range of unwanted ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and many hijackers.
For information on how to download and install, please read this tutorial by WinHelp2002
Note: Be sure to follow the instructions to disable the DNS Client
installing a custom hosts file.
is a free program which prevents the download and installation of Internet Explorer ActiveX based malware by immunizing your system against it. You can download Spywareblaster from here
and a tutorial to help you get started is available here
Find out more about how to prevent infection in the future
Please post back to let me know that you have read this, and if there are any further issues.