Great, it looks like your machine is finally clean!
Create a new, clean System Restore point which you can use in case of future system problems:
Press Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore
Select Create a restore point
, then Next
, type a name like clean
then press the Create
button and once it's done press Close
Now remove old, infected System Restore points:
Next click Start->Run
and type cleanmgr
in the box and press OK
Ensure the boxes for Temporary Files
and Temporary Internet Files
are checked, you can choose to check other boxes if you wish but they are not required.
Select the More Options
tab, under System Restore
press Clean up...
and say Yes
to the prompt
You can now delete bif.txt
from your Desktop
Here are some tips to help you keep your computer clean:
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.
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
If you install this, be sure to follow the DNS Client
service instructions before doing so.
Please take care when downloading programs.
One of the easiest ways to be infected is to download freeware/shareware programs which come laden with malware. Before downloading, it is crucial to check whether the source is reputable.
One way to check is to use McAfee SiteAdvisor
. Copy the domain name into the space provided and SiteAdvisor will give you a report on the website which can help you decide if it is safe. They also have a toolbar for IE and Firefox which adds this functionality to your browser.
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.