Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:43 PM
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds in an attempt to help. While visiting my 85 year old father over Thanksgiving he told me his computer was running slow. I ran Hijack This and found more items running than on any computer I've ever seen. Some malware; spyware; etc. We tried several things to clean it up, and I finally downloaded and ran combofix. IT took over an hour for combofix to completely run and create a log. I've used combofix on my computer several times and have had no ill after-effects from it. His operating system is Vista (an early version) and his browser is Internet Explorer.
There is one resulting problem that I can't figure out. He can't print from either of his online bank accounts. IN addition to not being able to print from the bank accounts, one of the bank sites (Capital Plains Bank) requires him to "register his computer" everytime he logs on. He has to copy a registration number from the bank site and paste it into a window before it will let him log on. He can print other things, just not from the two bank sites. The tech reps from both banks were unhelpful and failed to remedy the problems.
Is this something to do with cookies being deleted? Is there something else that combofix deleted that needs to be reinstalled? Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.