Yup, we can now.
Please follow/read the steps below to remove the tools we used and for some more information. Uninstall ComboFix
Remove Combofix now that we're done with it.
- Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
- Now type in Combofix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. (Notice the space between the "x" and "/")
- Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
- You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.
This will uninstall Combofix and anything assoicated with it.Download and Run OTC
We will now remove the tools we used during this fix using OTC
System A bit Slow? Try StartupLight
- Download OTC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
- Double click icon to start the program. If you are using Vista, please right-click and choose run as administrator
- Then Click the big button.
- You will get a prompt saying "Being Cleanup Process". Please select Yes.
- Restart your computer when prompted.
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:
Vist the WindowsUpdate Site Regularly
- 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
Update Non-Microsoft Programs
- 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.
Glad I was able to help and thank you for choosing Bleeping Computer as you malware removal source.
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