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Need help with 1st step in Malware Removal Procedure

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By geoffd86
Mar 11, 2010
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,048   +256

    We're at the last stages, so you're fine, but normally I'd be upset, because my instructions clearly say not to make any computer changes until the machine is officially clean.

    In any case...


    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista and 7:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run defrag at your convenience.

    8. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  2. geoffd86

    geoffd86 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    My computer is doing well. Thanks a lot.

    Sorry about installing those files. I know you put a lot of time into this, and I could have messed it up.

    Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,048   +256

    You're very welcome :)
    Don't feel guilty. Infections happen :)
    We're here to help you out and....KILL all bad guys :)
    Happy surfing :)
     
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