Any infections you may have had seem to have been taken care of.
We need to do a little house cleaning. Step 1.
You can now re-hide files and folders. Please reverse the steps in post #7 to re-hide files and folders.Step 2.
Please open OTL
- Double click on the icon on your desktop.
- Click the "Cleanup" checkbox.
- You will be asked, "Begin Cleanup Process"
- Select Yes
- You will be prompted to restart your computer.
You can now uninstall any other
programs we may have used and delete any logs that may have been generated.Step 3.
Here are some steps to follow in order to dramatically lower the chances of reinfection. You may have already implemented some of them, however, by following the rest of them you will reduce the risk of becoming re-infected.
It is critical to stay up to date with the latest upgrades to your Operating System, as this can help prevent future problems. You can find microsoft updates here
I recommend that you visit the link above and either enable 'Automatic Updates' under Start | Control Panel | Automatic Updates
, or get into the habit of checking for Windows updates regularly. I cannot stress enough how important this is.
New viruses come out every minute, so it is essential that you keep your antivirus program updated and have the latest signatures to provide you with the best possible protection from malicious software.Note:
You should only have one antivirus installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as impairing the performance of your PC.
Make sure you use a firewall. A tutorial on understanding and using firewalls may be found here
. For most users the built in Windows Firewall is sufficient. Only use one firewall at a time though.Install Spyware Blaster and update it regularly
If you wish, the commercial version provides automatic updating.Malware Byte's Anti Malware
is an excellent Anti-Spyware scanner. It's scan times are usually under ten minutes, and has excellent detection and removal rates. SuperAntiSpyware
is another good scanner with high detection and removal rates. Both programs are free for non commercial home use but provide
a resident and do not nag if you purchase the paid versions. I personally prefer and highly recommend the licensed version of MBAM.
Please read and follow How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!
as well as How to prevent Malware by Miekiemoes
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.