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#1 herbman

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Hi folks, i just had a question about my Adwcleaner log,  the highlighted in bold says it's OK , but those don't look right do they.

 

 

dwCleaner v2.302 - Logfile created 06/07/2013 at 14:50:03
# Updated 06/06/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : nick - NICK-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\nick\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Search]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****


***** [Registry] *****


***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.7601.17514

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v21.0 (en-US)

File : C:\Users\nick\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0r2ak0yv.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

File : C:\Users\mike\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\nhlmn4rw.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [904 octets] - [07/06/2013 01:03:56]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1022 octets] - [07/06/2013 01:14:43]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [898 octets] - [07/06/2013 14:50:03]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [963 octets] - [07/06/2013 01:04:50]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [1016 octets] ##########
 

 

 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

The pref.js file is file located in the Mozilla Profiles > alpha-numberical.default folder (i.e. t7t5h6e9.default) used by Firefox and other Mozilla-based programs to store setting changes made to the defaults.

About the prefs.js
A brief guide to Mozilla preferences

Some types of malware like to target preferences in Firefox so AdwCleaner checks it out as part of it's routine.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

Thank you for your quick response, i guess that means i'm ok then.   The computer seems to run fine but i want to make sure i'm clean so i can make backups and sometimes offline recovery disks for other people like family.  Do you recommend running anything that could determine that more accurately?

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:39 PM

What other security scanss have you tried so far?
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

Stinger, Kasperskys TDSS , Eset , Malwarebytes and Malwarebytes anti rootkit,  Superantispyware but i only use one real time scanner, the rest are on demand.   My main AV is Avast free and it's been doing a solid job .

 

My concern is that i am piggybacking off my parents connection and i don't have any routers or hardware firewall, i just use Windows 7 firewall and it's been good but i'm wondering if i need anything else.

 

I'm a pretty safe surfer and i don't have anything on the computer that would cause any concern if i did get hacked.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:43 PM

IMO, the Firewall in Windows 7 is sufficient. See Choosing a Firewall

BTW, you can always supplement your anti-virus by performing an Online Virus Scan.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:12 AM

OK, thanks quietman, appreciate the help.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:56 AM

You're welcome.

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