It sounds like it's a bona fide Update. Microsoft released IE7 as an Update a few days ago, and it sounds like it's IE7 which is trying to be downloaded.
I suggest that you change your Updates settings.
- Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Automatic Updates tab
- Select Notify me but don't automatically download or install them
- Click Apply/OK
This way, you have some control over when to download updates as well as seeing which updates are being downloaded. You still will be alerted to download Updates on the second Tuesday of every month and of any other Updates. However, you can choose to download them immediately or wait a few minutes if you were in the middle of doing something else.
Don't forget to update Java. Your log is showing that you still have version 1.4.2_04 which has security holes which you need to patch right away by updating to version 1.5.0_09
Also, it appears that you do not have a software Firewall program installed. This will greatly help in preventing your system from being infected by malware. I recommend installing one.Agnitum Outpost Free
are good FREE software Firewall programs.
See, Understanding and Using Firewalls
Your log looks clean.
• If you have not done so, please empty your Recycle Bin.
• Create a new Restore Point:
- Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.
- When the utility opens, select "Create a new restore point" and click Next
- Name the restore point - something like "After infection cleaned" or "After cleaning"
- Click Create.
• Delete the old Restore Points:
- Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup. Click Ok.
- Click the "More Options" tab.
- Where it states "System Restore" - click Clean up.
- All of the old Restore Points will be deleted EXCEPT for the one you just created.
Reboot your computer.
• To keep this clean in the future, I would suggest the following things:
• Install Spywareblaster
. SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for so-called spyware but prevents it from being installed in the first place. It blocks the popular spyware ActiveX controls and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage. Update it periodically.
* Avoid illegal sites because that's where most malware is present.
* Don't click on links inside pop-ups. If you should get them, use ALT + F4 to close them.
* Don't click on links in spam messages claiming to offer anti-spyware software because most of these so-called removers ARE spyware.
* Download free software only from sites you know and trust because a lot of free software can bundle other software, including spyware.
• Let your anti-spyware scanner(s) scan frequently and don't forget to update before scanning.
• I suggest you perform an online virus-scan once in a while (Housecall
) because what one virus-scanner can't find, another one maybe can.
Also, make sure that your virus-scanner, the one that is already installed on your system, is always up to date!