ESET has cleaned up several infected downloads within your "Downloads" folder. Let this be a reminder that this probably caused the infection of your PC originally.
Congratulations, your computer seems to be clean again! I don't see any more signs of malware present on your PC. I feel glad to tell you that we are done here! The steps below will remove the tools we have used, and reset any settings changed. I have also provided a list of recourses and tools that you might find useful and included some other advices and information.
=================================== Clean up & Windows Update ===================================1.
and save the file to your Desktop
-- This will remove the specialised tools we used to disinfect your system. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click the file + Delete).2. We need to install any available updates for your Windows operating system so you will be more protected against malware.
- Double-click DelFix.exe to run the programme.
- Place a checkmark next to the following items:
- Activate UAC
- Remove disinfection tools
- Create registry backup
- Purge system restore
- Reset system settings
- Click the Run button.
- Go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
- Once Windows Update has opened, click Check for updates in the left menu.
- When the program has finished it's search for updates, please click on one of the "X important update(s) available" links (where X represents a number).
- You're able to select which updates you want to install now. Please select ALL updates on both tabs (Required and Optional).
- Now click the Install (or OK) button and click Install updates.
- If a reboot is required to install updates, please allow Windows Update to do so.
================================= Reading material & Prevention =================================
I have compiled below a list of articles you may find useful. The articles document information on computer security, common infection vectors and how you can stay safe on the Internet.
The following programmes come highly recommended
in the security community.
- AdBlock is a browser add-on that blocks annoying banners, pop-ups and video ads.
- CryptoPrevent places policy restrictions on loading points for ransomware (eg. CryptoWall), helping prevent the execution of malware.
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit (MBAE) is designed to prevent zero-day malware from exploiting vulnerable software.
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium (MBAM) works in real-time along side your Anti-Virus to prevent malware execution.
- NoScript is a Firefox add-on that blocks the actions of malicious scripts by using whitelisting and other technology.
- Sandboxie isolates programmes of your choice, preventing files from being written to your HDD unless approved by you.
- Secunia PSI will scan your computer for vulnerable software that is outdated, and automatically find the latest update for you.
- SpywareBlaster is a form of passive protection, designed to block the actions of malicious websites and tracking cookies.
- Web of Trust (WOT) is a browser add-on designed to alert you before interacting with a potentially malicious website.
====================================== Other notes from me ======================================
I want to thank you for your co-operation and trust during the malware removal process. Beside that I want to give you one last advice: Never use any of the specialized tools used in this topic yourself, without proper supervision
by a Malware Removal Team member. These tools/programs were developed to be used under supervision and can cause real damage to your system if not used properly.
My help will always be free! However, if you're happy with the help provided and/or want to buy me a drink, you can consider a donation:
===================================== Confirmation of issues =====================================
Please confirm if you have no outstanding issues, and are happy with the state of your computer. Also please tell me if you got any questions left regarding the removal process we went through and the information I gave you in this post.