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Re: JJA1313: malware sending spam from my computer

Unread postby jja1313 » January 17th, 2010, 8:28 pm

Everything is running great and I was even able to start the computer in Safe Mode.

Thanks for your help!! Do you have any advice on which security software to use?
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Re: JJA1313: malware sending spam from my computer

Unread postby askey127 » January 18th, 2010, 1:38 pm

In your case, I would recommend two things:
Get the paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It gives you the resident protection against the spyware items the AV won't catch, and automatic updates.
It's about $25 USD or so, and it's only a one-time fee.

Install the mvps HOSTS file. It will protect against thousands of known malicious websites.
Replace the Current HOSTS File with MVPs
Download HostsXpert and unzip (extract) it to your computer, somewhere where you can find it.
  • Double click on HostsXpert.exe to launch the program. Give whatever Permissions are required.
  • In the bottom half of the left pane, click on File Handling
  • If the first button at the top is labeled Make Writeable?, click on it so the label changes to Make Read Only
  • Click third button from the bottom, labeled Download. A couple new buttons will appear at the top.
  • Click on the top button labeled MVPs Hosts and choose Replace
  • When asked to verify if you want to Replace present Hosts file, click OK.
  • When it finishes , click on File Handling again.
  • Click the button at the top labeled Make Read Only, so the label changes to Make Writeable?
  • Hit the X in the upper right corner to exit HostsXpert
If you have a separate third party firewall, or Winpatrol, you may have to give permissions at various times to Unlock the present default HOSTS file and install the new one.

Good Luck,
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Re: JJA1313: malware sending spam from my computer

Unread postby NonSuch » January 22nd, 2010, 3:40 am

As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

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