Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
- Let's clear out the programmes we've been using to clean up your computer, they are not suitable for general malware removal and could cause damage if used inappropriately.
- Uninstall tools - The following will not only uninstall ComboFix but also clean up some other dangerous tools and backups, clean up the System Restore points and hide the system files.
- Go to Start
- Click on Run
- Type ComboFix /u
You may delete any logs left on the desktop.
Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.
Install SpyWare Blaster
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Blaster here
Download it from here
Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here
Install FireTrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from here
Install MVPS Hosts File from here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
Find Tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
Note: Be sure to disable the service "DNS Client" FIRST to allow the use of large HOSTS files without slowdowns.
If this isn't done first, the next reboot may take a VERY LONG TIME.
This is how to do it. First be sure you are signed in as a user with administrative privileges:
Stop and Disable the DNS Client Service
Go to Start, Run and type Services.msc and click OK.
Under the Extended Tab, Scroll down and find this service.
Right-Click on the DNS Client Service. Choose Properties
Select the General tab. Click on the Stop button.
Click the Arrow-down tab on the right-hand side at the Start-up Type box.
From the drop-down menu, click on Manual
Click the Apply tab, then click OK
Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check
Please check this article by miekiemoes about how to prevent malware.
http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miek ... ntion.html
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 marked "solved".
Happy safe surfing!