Is there an antivirus that you would recommend? I had AVG installed at that time already.
I wouldn't recommend AVG but there are other good free AV applications, i will list some choices for you below.
Can you also tell me if you think the rootkit infection compromised any of my security
Your computer was infected with the TDL4/TDSS rootkit.
Due to its rootkit functionality, it's impossible to tell what may have been done when the system was compromised.
Therefore now your PC is clean it may be prudent to:
What are rootkits from WikipediaHow do I respond to a possible identity theft and how do I prevent it
- Call all your banks, financial institutions, credit card companies and inform them that you may be a victim of identity theft and put a watch on your accounts.
- Change all your passwords (ISP login password, your email address(es) passwords, financial accounts, PayPal, eBay, Amazon, online groups and forums and any other online activities you carry out which require a username and password)
your latest set of logs appear to be clean!
This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware.Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:Clean up with OTM
You can now delete any tools we used if they remain on your Desktop.Protection Programs
- Double-click OTM.exe to start the program, This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
- Close all other programs apart from OTMoveIt3 as this step will require a reboot
- On the OTM main screen, press the CleanUp! button
- Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.
Don't forget to re-enable
any protection programs we disabled during your fix.Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.Anti-virus software are programs that detect, cleanse, and erase harmful virus files on a computer, Web server, or network.
Unchecked, virus files can unintentionally be forwarded to others, including trading partners and thereby spreading infection. Because new viruses regularly emerge, anti-virus software should be updated frequently. Anti-virus software can scan the computer memory and disk drives for malicious code. They can alert the user if a virus is present, and will clean, delete (or quarantine) infected files or directories. Please download a free anti-virus software from one these excellent vendors. Note: You should run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and results in program conflicts and false virus alerts.Install SpywareBlaster
Download and install Javacools SpywareBlaster from Here
SpywareBlaster adds a list of ActiveX controls, tracking cookies and sites which will be blocked in either Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. You need to manually check for updates regularly.Install SiteAdvisor
SiteAdvisor is a toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which alerts you if you're about to enter a potentially dangerous website.
You can find more information and download it from Here Install WinPatrol
As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol
will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
For more information, please visit HEREMVPS HostsInstall 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.You can Find the Tutorial HERE
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 InspectorF-secure Health Check
Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computerYou can do that HERERead some information HERE On how to prevent MalwareI would 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 be closed.Safe surfing!