Hi simplefixy,its good to hear you don't have any problems.Disable and Enable System Restore
. - You should disable and enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.
You can find instructions on how to enable and re-enable system restore here:Windows XP System Restore Guide
Below I have included a number of recommendations for how to protect your computer in order to prevent future malware infections. Please take these recommendations seriously; these few simple steps can stave off the vast majority of spyware problems. As happy as we at BC are to help you, for your sake we would rather not have repeat customers. 1)
In order to protect yourself against spyware, you should consider installing and running the following free
A tutorial on using Ad-Aware to remove spyware from your computer may be found here
A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster to prevent spyware from ever installing on your computer may be found here
A tutorial on using SpywareGuard for realtime protection against spyware and hijackers may be found here
Install it,update it to the latest definitions, and perform a full system scan.
Make sure to keep these programs up-to-date
and to run them regularly
, as this can prevent a great deal of spyware hassle.3)
Please consider using an alternate browser. Mozilla's Firefox browser is fantastic
; it is much more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also has the best built-in popup blocker (as an added benefit!) that I have ever seen. If you are interested, Firefox may be downloaded from here:http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/4)
Also make sure to run your antivirus software regularly, and to keep it up-to-date.
Please also read Tony Klein's excellent article: So how I got Infected in the First Place
Hopefully this should take care of your problems! Good luck. :D (prevention speech by Swandog46)
With friendly regards,
Edited by Rosty, 23 May 2007 - 02:05 PM.