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Post system care antivirus' removal problems - unable to download any files

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By baart77
Jun 2, 2013
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,004   +271

    Action Center is fine now but I'm not sure about Windows updates.
    See if you can actually use Windows updates.
     
  2. baart77

    baart77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Windows updates seem to be working fine. Anything else I need to check?
    thx
    B
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,004   +271

    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point, using following OTL script:

    Run OTL

    • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following:

    Code:
    :OTL
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [EMPTYFLASH]
    [emptyjava]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
    [Reboot]
    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • Post resulting log.

    2. Now, we'll remove all tools, we used during our cleaning process

    Clean up with OTL:

    • Double-click OTL.exe to start the program.
    • Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
    • On the OTL main screen, press the CLEANUP button
    • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

    If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.

    3. Make sure Windows Updates are current.

    4. If any trojans, rootkits or bootkits were listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    5. Check if your browser plugins are up to date.
    Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
    other browsers: https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ (click on "Launch a quick scan now" link)

    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 Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    8. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

    9. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    10. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

    11. (Windows XP only) Run defrag at your convenience.

    12. When installing\updating ANY program, make sure you always select "Custom " installation, so you can UN-check any possible "drive-by-install" (foistware), like toolbars etc., which may try to install along with the legitimate program. Do NOT click "Next" button without looking at any given page.

    13. Read:
    How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html
    Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

    14. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
     
  4. baart77

    baart77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    OTL log below. Will do the steps 2-14 and will post any findings.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

    User: Default
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: user
    ->Temp folder emptied: 537659 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 1055682 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 356623539 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 3502 bytes

    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 94839704 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 432.00 mb


    [EMPTYFLASH]

    User: All Users

    User: Default
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public

    User: user
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


    [EMPTYJAVA]

    User: All Users

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Public

    User: user
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Java Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb

    Restore point Set: OTL Restore Point

    OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.69.0 log created on 06132013_213947

    Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

    PendingFileRenameOperations files...

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,004   +271

     
  6. baart77

    baart77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Done rest of the steps. Computer is working fine, no threats found.
    thank you for your help.
    B
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 48,004   +271

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)
     


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