Great, we can cleanup then
Please follow/read the steps below to remove the tools we used and for some more information.
Remove Combofix now that we're done with it.
- Click on your Start Menu, then Run....
- Now type combofix /u in the runbox and click OK. Notice the space between the "x" and "/".
- When shown the disclaimer, Select "2"
Cleanup! with OTMoveIt
Let's remove all the tools we've used so far.
- Double click the OTMoveIt3.exe to run it.
- Click . If you recieve a warning from your security program, select allow to download the packet.
- A pop-up box will appear saying "Cleanup list download succesfully Begin Removal Process?". Click Yes.
- If required for a reboot click Yes
You may wish to try StartupLite. Simply download this tool to your desktop and run it. It will explain any optional auto-start programs on your system, and offer the option to stop these programs from starting at startup. This will result in fewer programs running when you boot your system, and should improve preformance.
If that does not work, you can try the steps mentioned in Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware.
Congratulations! You now appear clean!
Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
Preventing Infections in the Future
Please also have a look at the following links, giving some advice and Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
- So How did I get infected?
- Miekies' prevention suggestions
- Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2.
- Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users.
I recommend you regularly visit the Windows Update Site!
- Lots of Hacking/Trojans use the methods found (plugged by the updates) that have not been stopped by people not updating.
- Update ALL Critical updates and any other Windows updates for services/programs that you use.
- If you wish to turn on automatic updates then you will find here is a nice little article about turning on automatic updates.
- Note that it will download them for you, but you still have to actually click install.
It is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector and Calendar of Updates.
Update all programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs you have installed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
Finally, and definitely the MOST IMPORTANT step, click on the following tutorial and follow each step listed there:
Glad I was able to help and thank you for choosing Bleeping Computer as you malware removal source.
Don't forget to tell your friends about us and Good luck
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