IE8 redirect malware

By CaughtOffGuard ยท 26 replies
Oct 18, 2012
  1. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    I imagine we would have used that tool. I use it late in the process of disinfection, if things start getting difficult.

    Glad it worked out for you, and thanks for the contribution. :D

    We will finish up to make sure your computer is protected from malware in the future. I want to make sure your computer will be safe. :)

    Clean up System Restore

    Now, to get you off to a clean start, we will be creating a new Restore Point, then clearing the old ones to make sure you do not get reinfected, in case you need to "restore back."
    • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > System Restore.
    • On the dialogue box that appears select Create a Restore Point
    • Click NEXT
    • Enter a name e.g. Clean
    • Click CREATE
    You now have a clean restore point, to get rid of the bad ones:
    • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk Cleanup.
    • In the Drop down box that appears select your main drive e.g. C
    • Click OK
    • The System will do some calculation and the display a dialogue box with TABS
    • Select the More Options Tab.
    • At the bottom will be a system restore box with a CLEANUP button click this
    • Accept the Warning and select OK again, the program will close and you are done

    Run OTC to remove our tools

    To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created, please do the following:
    Please download OTC.exe by OldTimer:
    • Save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click OTC.exe.
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.
    Note:If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

    Purge old temporary files

    NOTE: If you already have this installed, you don't have to reinstall it.

    Please download CCleaner Slim and save it to your Desktop - Alternate download link

    When the file has been saved, go to your Desktop and double-click on ccsetupxxx_slim.exe
    Follow the prompts to install the program.

    • Double-click the CCleaner shortcut on the desktop to start the program.
    • A prompt will ask you if you want CCleaner to do a check to see what cookies it needs to keep. Allow that operation.
    • On the Cleaner tab, click on Run Cleaner on the bottom-right to run the program.
    • Important: Make sure that ALL browser windows are closed before selecting Run Cleaner, or it will ask if you want the program to close them for you (when you do this, all unsaved data may be lost in the browser).

      Caution: Only use the Registry feature if you are very familiar with the registry.
      Always back up your registry before making any changes. Exit CCleaner after it has completed it's process.

      Security Check

      Please download Security Check by screen317 from or
      • Save it to your Desktop.
      • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
      • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
  2. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Topic marked solved. :D
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