Win32 Heur / AVG

By banana1 ยท 33 replies
Mar 9, 2011
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    IE is on your machine, used, or not, it must be kept up to date.
  2. banana1

    banana1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Ok just thought I'd ask. It's still going, at 99% but it's scanning my games right now. Could take a while with the amount of them lol.
  3. banana1

    banana1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Does the computer need to be connected to the net while it scans it? As I don't like sitting here with the AVG off.
  4. banana1

    banana1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    hi, it just finished, took WAY too long with all my games installed sigh, I'll have to get rid of a few. Anyway it said no threats found and then gave me the option to uninstall it so I did, I figured it would give me the option to save a log but it didn't.

    I am going to go to bed so I'll be awake and alive for the next steps lol. Thank you very much for your help and patience Broni. I'll be back later on. Goodnight.
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    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:

    • 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 Trojan was 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): 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): 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 to see if there are any newer releases.

    10. Run defrag at your convenience.

    11. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!:

    12. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
  6. banana1

    banana1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    hi broni, probably a stupid question but whats OTL?
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383 bad.
    Skip step 1 and 2.
  8. banana1

    banana1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Ok, I'll download all the udpates and programs, thank you very much Broni :D I'm glad it was a false alarm (most likely). Either way its had a good cleaning thanks to you, thank you.
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    You're very welcome [​IMG]

    Good luck and stay safe :)
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