Unable to remove infection...

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By BillAllen55
Sep 22, 2012
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,217   +243

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

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

    7. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

    8. 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.

    9. (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.

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

    11. 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.

    12. 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/

    13. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
  2. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 421

    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

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

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

    User: Owner
    ->Temp folder emptied: 8112 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 6404549 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 149176461 bytes
    ->Google Chrome cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Apple Safari cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 796 bytes

    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 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: 0 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 51972 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 148.00 mb


    [EMPTYFLASH]

    User: All Users

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Owner
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public

    Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


    [EMPTYJAVA]

    User: All Users

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Owner
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public

    Total Java Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb

    Restore point Set: OTL Restore Point

    OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.66.2 log created on 09242012_161935

    Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

    PendingFileRenameOperations files...

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
  3. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 421

    Thank you for your patience and persistence in resolving my issue. With all due respect it seemed as if my issues seemed to take a turn for the better after using Spy-bot S&D. Is this a tool that is not recommended? I'm asking you this question because you did make reference to me using it without your direction as something that is not recommended (which I totally understand). More than anything else I'm interested in keeping a clean and tidy OS that is reliable. Again thanks for your help I appreciate it.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,217   +243

    I consider Spybot as a tool of the past but if it worked for you that's fine.

    Good luck and stay safe :)


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