Is this PC "clean"?

By aegisrose ยท 7 replies
Dec 16, 2008
  1. Greetings Everyone! I hope the holidays are gearing up nicely for all!!!
    I have a PC which I want to make sure it's clean... My roommates PC had some internet slowness, and some strange things popping up, so I took all the usual steps from thread

    I believe it's looking good now, but I want to be sure. Attached are the .txt files of SuperAnti Spyware, Malware, and HJT

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  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Hi aegisrose

    Excellent job!

    Run HJT Select and remove the below.
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    Looks like you got them all, but to be positive always run MBAM and SAS until the report clean. Sometime a layer will be removed only to expose something hidden the first time.

    After you report clean we need to handle cleanup of SR!

  3. aegisrose

    aegisrose TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Thanks! :D
    I ripped that file and will be running MBAM and SAS again shortly. Will re-post the results once the scans are done.
  4. aegisrose

    aegisrose TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Yes you are! Great job.

    This is your thread come back every couple of weeks or at the first sign of trouble or suspicion and run MBAM, SAS and CCleaner again.

    Here are some closing steps and recommendations / suggestions.

    .Thread closing-------------------------------------------------------------------
    Please download OTCleanIt

    Save to desktop.

    This will remove all the tools we used to clean your computer.
    These tools update so often they require downloading again later if needed.

    Double-click OTCleanIt.exe. Click CleanUp. Yes to the "Begin cleanup Process?"

    Approve all if prompted by Firewall, Widows Defender or other guards or security programs about OTCleanIt attempting access to the Internet, allow all.

    If prompted to Reboot click Yes.
    OTCleanit will delete itself when finished, if not delete it by yourself.

    Run CCleaner again twice or more on Cleanup temps, then on left click Registry then Scan for issues also repeat till clean.

    D/L install and run ATF-Cleaner clear all except passwords in all browsers you have. Run repeatedly until no more found.
    The issues found could possibly contaminate System Restore so do the below

    Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk- System Restore and create a new Restore point. Name it "After cleanup at TechSpot".

    Then Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup
    Click OK to accept C:
    Select all Boxes
    Then click More Options
    Here click System Restore and OK to "Are you sure" and the OK to Run.

    As this runs it clears all but the most recent Restore Point but it does one other thing that can contain infested files and a huge amount of disk space.

    It clears what is known as Shadow copies which are used by specialized back up programs.

    This is if you have the Volume Shadow Copy running which is the default.

    Every 2 weeks or so run mbam and sas until clean They take a while so leave scanning while you are sleeping working or watching TV. If not done under the gun they can be schedules not to interfere with computer time.

    If they find something they can not clean then get back to us.

    Additionally run CCleaner.

    I have been using ThreatFire for more than a year, it just went from ver 3 to ver 4.

    It was designed to co-exist with other Virus scanners.

    Additionally it uses totally different process to protect.

    While conventional Virus scanners work from definitions ThreatFire works on recognizing Virus/Malware activity. It's like looking at it with 2 sets of eyes and from a different angle.

    It uses a learning database, in the beginning you will need to approve and remember good programs.

    Once remembered they will not be prompted again unless they change say by updating or being changed by Malware etc. So the trick is to approve the correct program but TF allows a Goggle right from the Approval prompt.

    So it does have a learning curve. But I think you will have no problem with this.

    Look at

    Run SpyBot ocassionally and use the Immunize function.

    Install Hostman and allow it to disable DNS Client and select all 4 Host files and the Update

    A Disk scan and Defrag are in order.

  6. aegisrose

    aegisrose TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    /crit by wall of text

    haha!!! Thanks so much for the help and the information. I will look over the recommendations during the holiday.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! :haha:
  7. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655


    Merry "Christ"mas to you.

    And may the coming New year be the best ever!

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Hey that looks a little religious, broken up like that!
    Religion has no place on a public tech forum :evil:

    It's Christmas, a time for children to get new toys, and for grownups to be broke again :p
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