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XP Home checking for infection

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#1 bigkev3


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:40 PM

A friend invited me to help her with her XP Home laptop. She didn't realize that the clock had been set back from 2009 to 2003, her antivirus had expired for 1-2 months, and her Windows Updates were behind by I'd say 2-4 months.

I've cleaned up the computer as explained below, and I'd like to double-check if there are any viruses or rootkits. There are no symptoms of viruses except for the clock that mysteriously got set back about 6 years.

1. I set the clock to the present day.
2. I ran Windows Update and rebooted as per instructions. I repeated this until there were no more critical updates.
3. I deleted her old Antivirus (Eset NOD32) and replaced it with Eset SmartSecurity, updated it, and ran a scan in SafeMode. No problems reported.
4. I downloaded and ran Malware Bytes as in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1537331 and the resulting scan showed no problems whatsoever. (I can post the log.)
5. I downloaded and ran SUPERAntiSpyware as instructed in the same link, above, which means I ran it in SafeMode. The resulting scan showed only 6 tracker cookies, nothing else. I can post the log. (I did this after running ATF Cleaner and CCleaner to remove extra files.)

Is there anything else I should do to clean up?

Is there a way I can post an analysis log of some sort so that someone could give her computer a clean bill of health?

Thanks very much!


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:37 AM

CCleaner , get rid of old hotfix installers and temp files , maybe a defrag after installing loads of updates ect..
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