Glad to hear your computer is better. That's great news
Since infections were found/fixed, I would turn off System Restore
(deleting ALL restore points, to ensure that no infected restore points remain on your computer).
To turn off System Restore, go to Control Panel, System, System Restore tab,
put a checkmark in "Turn Off System Restore" and hit Apply.
(After you are sure everything is fixed, you will probably want to turn System Restore back on
. To turn System Restore back on, go to Control Panel, System, System Restore tab, click to take the checkmark out of "Turn Off System Restore" and hit Apply. Then hit OK to close. )
Anytime an infection is found/fixed, I would advise to run all scans again, to ensure ALL scans come up "clean" (zero infections).
If you don't already have/use CCleaner
, it is a good program, and it's free. Take the tour, see what the program does, look at the screen shots. It not only cleans your computer, it also has a Registry tool that will check for/fix registry errors, and it also has an "uninstall programs" tool and a "startup" tool (you can remove items from Startup).
The website for CCleaner is: http://www.ccleaner.com/If you don't have a firewall, you need a firewall running at all times.Please see item #5 in this topic regarding use of a firewall:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ZoneAlarm
offers a free firewall, and there's a link to it here:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Appshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
I have used ZoneAlarm and like it.
You need to have an antivirus program running at all times.
You now have AVG. Make sure it is updated daily
, scans daily, and DO check the scan results daily.
For me, personally, I run CCleaner DAILY (when I am done using the internet) because trash/junk accumulates, and makes my computer run slower, and that makes me CRAZY.
With regular use of CCleaner, you will see that AVG accumulates approx 50mb ea day that CCleaner will delete.
I used to use ATF Cleaner, and liked it. Then I found CCleaner, and liked that better. (Just a matter of personal preference. There wasn't anything wrong with ATF Cleaner.)A good alternative (if you are interested) to AVG Free is Avast.
You can find a link to Avast here:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Appshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
(I saw a comment from a Moderator on this site, that said they use Avast, so that means it is reputable.)One of the most important tools of Prevention is KNOWLEDGE.
PLEASE take the time to read (and read again):
How Malware Spreads - How did I get infectedhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/287710/how-malware-spreads-how-did-i-get-infected/How Did I Get Infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
You don't have to have SUPERAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware running on boot, or running constantly.
They ARE good tools though, and you may want to consider taking the time to keep them updated, and scan every couple of days or so, just to be sure. You can always set either one of them to scan right before you go to bed, and leave the computer running (you can disconnnect the internet if that is a matter of personal preference to not leave the internet connected all night) to scan. That way, a scan with either SUPERAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes' can run when you are not actively using the computer.
It takes less time to do these preventative measures, than it does to fix these things.
That's all folks