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Keeping The Computer Clean.


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#1 Davor7

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:28 PM

I was reading about a person cleaning a clients computer--> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/111606/client-machine-loaded-with-malware/

I was brought to that post because after I installed Spysweeper, I began to get thousands of reports of blocking internet access to "sites", kinda like the posters client computer above. I have Firefox w/NoScript, Spysweeper, Ad-aware, Spybot, Avast! and Zonealarm installed on my computer. Yet, I had all those "sites" (Malware) on my computer. Now its clean (after doing what Teacup61 told the poster, thanks Teacup61 BTW!), now how do I keep it clean from those? Or is it impossible?

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:10 PM

Hi Davor7, Welcome to Bleeping Computer :thumbsup:

Here is a list of Best Practices - Internet Safety For 2008.

Along with your programs and utilities, it's a great common sense guide to help you stay malware free.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

Hi,
you should create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly so that you have the latest security updates available.
Even if you have all that, you still need to be carefull when surfing the internet. I would read what TMack mentioned.

Regards,
Extremeboy

Edited by extremeboy, 02 June 2008 - 03:01 PM.

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