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Popups And Tmasoldl, Tmasoedl?


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#1 jli801

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:37 AM

Hi, I have been searching on this TMASOLDL file program, etc.; and people who have this on their computer are having problems getting rid of it.
Long story,short, the main problem is when I browse and use the internet or sometimes not even using the browser, there are random popup ads from
my or a certain ip address in the address link box. I believe it is this TMASOLDL file causing it, which i can not seem to uninstall with CCleaner. :flowers:

Never had this problem until i accidently installed some crap that popped up while i was using the internet. I believe it is Malware or Spyware but nothing comes up when scanned. Virus scanner deleted some trojans when i installed the file or thing from the popup.

Read some other threads with similar problems but didnt want to use the programs like ComboFix, Hijackthis, etc w/o really knowing what I am doing, but have used it before, deleting some obvious trash. (not completely computer illiterate) :thumbsup: Can you please help me get rid of those two programs and fix the popups, etc?

Thanks - Jeff

Edited by jli801, 12 July 2008 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:05 AM

TMASOLDL and TMASOEDL are are related to Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Instructions with screenshots if needed.

Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

TMASOLDL and TMASOEDL are are related to Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security.


oh had no idea... why did no one else state this in other sites / threads. only seeing people trying to vigorously delete this unknown file. :thumbsup:

first of all thanks for the reply, just woke up and ran the scan with the following results.
the scan came up empty in my terms :flowers: . the things it detected were programs i used. but i still went ahead and uninstalled and deleted... am i not infected then, and its me over thinking this? heres the report anyhow.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.20
Database version: 942
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

12:05:42 PM 7/12/2008
mbam-log-7-12-2008 (12-05-42).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 165084
Time elapsed: 47 minute(s), 46 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\revo uninstaller (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\Sierra\Caesar IV\rld-c4kg.exe (Spyware.OnlineGames) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller\uninst.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Desktopicon\eBayShortcuts.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\Jeffrey\Desktop\My Downloads\revosetup.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

----------------THE END-------------------

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 03:50 PM

came up clean :thumbsup:, except for some cookies it detected and deleted... here's my log report:

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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 07/12/2008 at 01:30 PM

Application Version : 4.15.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3503
Trace Rules Database Version: 1494

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:28:14

Memory items scanned : 210
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7167
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 30600
File threats detected : 76

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@buycom.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ad2.clickhype[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@cache.trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@insightexpressai[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@burstnet[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@interclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ehg-cskautocorporation.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@partner2profit[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ad2.doublepimp[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ads.addynamix[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@2o7[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@trafficmp[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@eb.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adopt.euroclick[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adserver.adreactor[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ehg-viacom.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@statcounter[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adbrite[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ads.realtechnetwork[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@onetoone.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ads.pointroll[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@precisionclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@revsci[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@livenation.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ads.revsci[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@overture[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@imrworldwide[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@traffic.buyservices[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@dynamic.media.adrevolver[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@clicktorrent[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@apmebf[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@realmedia[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@fastclick[1].txt C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@computerquestionhelp[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@advertising[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@specificclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adecn[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@atwola[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@questionmarket[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@azjmp[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@www.burstnet[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ehg-comcast.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@viavh1com.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@prospect.adbureau[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@leapfrogonline.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@casalemedia[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@kontera[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ehg.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@rotator.adjuggler[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@rm.yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adinterax[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@anad.tacoda[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@hitbox[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adlegend[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@xiti[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@adopt.specificclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@zedo[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@track.bestbuy[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@network.realmedia[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@ehg-bmwna.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@tribalfusion[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@media6degrees[1].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@trvlnet.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@bluestreak[2].txt
C:\Users\Jeffrey\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\jeffrey@yieldmanager[1].txt

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Thanks -Jeff

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:58 AM

How is your computer running now? Any more pop up issues?

Cookies are text string messages given to a Web browser by a Web server. Whenever you visit a web page or navigate different pages with your browser, the web site generates a unique ID number which your browser stores in a text (cookie) file that is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from that server. Cookies allow third-party providers such as ad serving networks, spyware or adware providers to track personal information. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and prepare customized Web pages for them.

The type of cookie that is a cause for some concern are "tracking cookies" because they can be considered a privacy risk. These types of cookies are used to track your Web browsing habits (your movement from site to site). Ad companies use them to record your activity on all sites where they have placed ads. They can keep count of how many times you visited a web page, store your username and password so you don't have to log in and retain your custom settings. When you visit one of these sites, a cookie is placed on your computer. Each time you visit another site that hosts one of their ads, that same cookie is read, and soon they have assembled a list of which of their sites you have visited and which of their ads that you have clicked on. They are used all over the Internet and advertisement companies often plant them whenever your browser loads one of their banners. Cookies are NOT a "threat". As text files they cannot be executed to cause any damage. Cookies do not cause any pop ups nor do they install malware.

As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. However, you can minimize this by reading "Blocking & Managing Unwanted Cookies" and "Block Third-Party Cookies in IE7".
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:54 PM

i actually had more random popups or what ever it may be called in the beginning before i posted. and deleted some files that seem to be the culprit. had a lot less after, but thought my computer was still infected because i get these popup from time to time even when not surfing the web but ususally mostly from web browsing.

But all is good for now, no such popups out of the ordinary yet or from visiting usual sites that dont send popups.

Thanks a lot for the help, if i still see the problem persist i will be coming back :thumbsup: .

Thanks -Jeff

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:02 PM

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. 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 use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • 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.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Best Practices - Internet Safety for 2008".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid online gaming sites and peer-to-peer (P2P) or file sharing programs as they are a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans target and spread across P2P files sharing networks and gaming sites. In some instances the infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid gaming sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:10 PM

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. 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 use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • 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.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Best Practices - Internet Safety for 2008".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid online gaming sites and peer-to-peer (P2P) or file sharing programs as they are a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans target and spread across P2P files sharing networks and gaming sites. In some instances the infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid gaming sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.


thanks for all the help...

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