Please let me know if I'm clean

By Stoosh
Feb 11, 2009
  1. I completed the 8 steps, just need someone to confirm if I'm clean or not. Logs attached.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Hey Kyle,
    Your system looks to be generally clean, you can re-open HJT scan and tick the following boxes, then select fix

    Note: only SearchSettings.exe is bad, but may as well speed up the computer whilst we're here, and I don't like Registry Mechanic all that much anyway :/

    You did a quick scan with Malwarebytes, so there still could be issues.
    When you have time, update it, and your Antivirus, and run a full scan, but if your Antivirus pops up with a found Virus during the scan it will stop, waiting for your attention. So you may need to monitor it

    Here's an excellent tool to download and run, all up it takes 10mins (approx) and it's mostly automatic

    Download Combofix
    Lots of info on its use h e r e
    Direct download h e r e

    Save it to a location that you can easily find later (in Safe Mode) ie directly to C drive

    Restart your computer to Safe Mode (by repeatedly pressing F8 on your keyboard before Windows starts)
    Log into your Administrator account
    Locate the previously downloaded Combofix
    Double click on it to run, answering any prompts along the way
    Note: during Combofix scan (lasting up to 10mins) your Desktop and clock may reset (all normal)

    Once Combofix has finished, save the log file to be attached to a new reply
    Restart back to Normal mode, and attach the Combofix log

    Whilst waiting for my reply, you may want to re-open Malwarebytes; update it again; and then run another full scan (I'm thinking there may still be more uncovered malwares to remove) I would do this ;)
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...