Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:31 AM
Used to be a software developer: 10 years on the mainframe with COBOL CICS DB2, then a couple of years doing web based application development with ASP VB6 SQL Server & Oracle. After the dot com boom went bust I had to fend for myself since I was suddenly too old to be employable as a developer! so I started my own company which evolved into doing mainly PC break fix work. I have been coming to this site for years, usually via google to read threads for help with specific malware problems on customers' machines. Although in the last twelve months or so that has been unnecessary since just running the following sequence in safe mode has fixed pretty much everything: combofix, malwarebytes, spybot, superantispyware, tdss killer, hitman pro, autoruns, hijack this, ccleaner, prefetch cleaner and manually flushing the system restore folders.