Just a little more cleaning up.
Run HijackThis, select Do a system scan only and place checks against the following entries (if they are still present):
- R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/def ... .yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/def ... earch.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/def ... .yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/def ... .yahoo.com
Your version of Java is now outdated. Java vulnerabilites are commonly exploited by viruses. You need to update.
Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2
- Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u2".
- Click the "Download" button to the right.
- Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
- The page will refresh.
- Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
- Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
- Click Start then Control Panel > then Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
- Remove any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
- Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
- Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
- Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed to complete uninstall.
- Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u2-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
This is my normal post for when you are clear - which you now are - or seem to be. Please advise of any problems you still have :-
Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
- You can go back and rehide system files:
- Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
- Double-click on the My Computer icon (or click Start, then select My Computer)
- Select the Tools menu at top of this screen and click Folder Options.
- After the new window appears select the View tab.
- Remove checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
- Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button(round circle) labeled Do not Show hidden files and folders.
- Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
- Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
- Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
- Disable and Enable System Restore. - You are using Windows XP then you should disable and re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.
You can find instructions on how to enable and re enable system restore here: Windows XP System Restore Guide
re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above
- Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
- From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
- Click once on the Security tab
- Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
- Click once on the Custom Level button.
- Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
- Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
- Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
- Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
- Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
- Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
- When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
- If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
- Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
- Update AVG Anti-Spyware program that you have now At least once a week and run scan as part of regular cleanup maintenance.
- Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.
- Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. 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 updates.
- Install Ad-Aware 2007 Free - Install and download Ad-Aware. You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software in conjunction with Spybot.
A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here: Ad-Aware 2007 Free
You can download Ad-Aware 2007 Free here: Ad-Aware 2007 Free
- Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.
A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here: SpywareBlaster
You can download SpywareBlaster here: SpywareBlaster
- Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
If you are not having anymore problems. Please post a reply to let me know you read this so I can have topic closed. Thanks