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New PC Security Check List After TDL-4 Virus Removed

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#1 MikeD719


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:16 PM

I've been dealing with a variant of the TDL-4 virus for 2 months now - I can't seem to beat it on my own and need to get everything locked down as possible.

>Create Recovery DVD's
>Install Update and Run


Is SpyBot worth it anymore????

>>All Windows Updates After these are run
>> Manually Check for Driver Updates (any good free software??)

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/download.html (Auto - faster downloads)

Any other good programs or steps i'm missing I should take?

I've re-installed windows literally ~ 50 times now and I keep getting infected. I must be missing something... all comments welcome! Thanks!

--- Forgot to add I still have this on 4 other PC's i'm re-installing with factory disks and cleaning with Hiren's Boot Disk (Active Kill Disk) - the bios never returns to normal it won't erase and the memory always seems infected... but not sure how to tell. Any suggestions welcome.

Edited by MikeD719, 29 January 2012 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

Your log(s) is posted here.

Now that your log is posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log(s) you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response because the Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, please follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the Malware Response Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

Good luck with your log.
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