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Have spyware infection Abebot on my PC!

By Esuper
Mar 31, 2008
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  1. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    AVG AntiSpyware
    • Launch AVG AntiSpyware
    • Click on the Update Icon at the top, then click Start Update in the left pane
    • After the update click on the Scanner Icon at the top, then select the settings tab, in the first section "How to act?" click on recommended actions and change it to delete.In the reports section make sure it is set to Automatically generate report after every scan
    • Click back to the Scan tab and select Complete System Scan
  2. Esuper

    Esuper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 34

    AVG AntiSpyware?? i only have AVG free edition antivirus? is the same program?
  3. Esuper

    Esuper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Sorry, i dont have AVG AntiSpyware, downloading it now. Thanks
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    No it is not.

    AVG Anti Spyware
    • Download and install the latest version of AVG Anti Spyware
    • Click Save File on the box that pops up after clicking the link
    • The AVG installer will download to your desktop, Double click on this Icon
    • In the installer Click Next, I agree, Next, Install, after it extracts the files, check box to launch AVGAS then Finish
    • With the program launched, Select the Icon at the top that says UPDATE then Start Update in the left pane
    • Now select the Icon at the top that says SHIELD then at the top of the left pane change "Resident Shield is ..." from Active to Inactive
    • Click on the Scanner Icon at the top, then select the settings tab, in the first section "How to act?" click on recommended actions and change it to delete.In the reports section make sure it is set to Automatically generate report after every scan
    • Click back to the Scan tab and select Complete System Scan
  5. Esuper

    Esuper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 34

    here is the files. thanks
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Looks like the infections that showed were in restore points and quarantine folders. Have you had any more symptoms?

    Uninstall Combofix
    * Click START then RUN
    * Now type Combofix /u in the runbox
    * Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /u
    * Then hit Enter.

    * The above procedure will:
    * Delete the following:
    * ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
    * Reset the clock settings.
    * Hide file extensions, if required.
    * Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
    * Set a new, clean Restore Point.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cleanup using OTMoveit2 by OldTimer
    Now we can clear out the rest of the programs we've been using to clean up your computer, they are not suitable for general malware removal and could cause damage if launched accidentally.

    Download OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer OTMoveIt2.exe and place it on your desktop.

    1. Double click OTMoveIt2.exe to launch it.
    If using Vista Right-Click OTMoveIt and choose Run As Administrator
    2. Click on the CleanUp! button.
    3. OTMoveIt2 will download a list from the Internet, if your firewall or other defensive programs alerts you, allow it access.
    4. Click YES at the next prompt (list downloaded, Do you want to begin cleanup process?)

    * When finished exit out of OTMoveIt2

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I recommend you keep
    1 anti virus program
    1 firewall
    Combo of Anti-Spyware (Spybot S&D, Adaware 2007, and MBAM)

    keep them updated.

    You can also turn on tea timer in Spybot:
    • Click on Mode at the top and make sure that Advanced is checked
    • Expand the Tools tab in the left pane
    • Single click on the Resident Icon also in the left pane
    • check Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of over-all system settings) Active
    • Close spybot

    Also under Tools you can double-click System Startup in the right pane and disable programs from running at startup. This will free up system resources. For example if you don't use MSN Messenger everytime you run your computer you can disable it, then when you want to use it you can launch it through Start -> all programs, or make a shortcut on the desktop for it. That way it doesn't use resources when you aren't using it. Don't disable any entries in green though.

    And just to be sure
    Set correct settings for files
    • Click Start > My Computer > Tools menu (at top of page) > Folder Options > View tab.
    • Under "Hidden files and folders" if necessary select Do not show hidden files and folders.
    • If unchecked please check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
    • If necessary check "Display content of system folders"
    • If necessary Uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
    • Click OK

    clear system restore points

    • This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
      • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
      • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
      • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
      • Select the More options tab
      • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
      This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.
  7. Esuper

    Esuper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 34

    I'm curently using:
    AVG antivirus free edition OK??
    For firewall, i'm using AVG Anti-spyware, OK?
    And also Spyware doctor(latest)? Is this good enough?
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    AVG doesn't make a firewall

    Use a Firewall - It is very important that you use a Firewall on your computer. If you use the Windows Firewall you might think that's enough but it only controls inbound traffic. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. Here are some firewalls which are free for personal use and most commonly used:
    Comodo
    Kerio
    Online Armor
    Zonealarm



    If it were my machine I would keep:

    AVG Free as active anti virus
    One of the above firewalls

    and the following anti-spyware:
    Spybot S&D
    Spyware Doctor
    MBAM

    Uninstall AVG anti-spyware as I think that version is a 30day trial
  9. Esuper

    Esuper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 34

    btw, is my PC cure yet>>
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I don't see any more infections. I really wanted to see an online scan result to be sure. But I feel that you machine is clean. If you have any further problems please let me know.
  11. Esuper

    Esuper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 34

    thanks, i'll try to run the online scanning again this weekend, i post it again later. Thanks for the help and guide!!!!
     
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    No problem at all. You did a great job following directions. :grinthumb
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