Once again thanks for all your help Colin, everything is running great.
The reason we turned off system restore, then turned it on again is that when you turn off system restore it deletes all previous system restore points. This means that if a system restore point was created automatically by your machine, or you created one manually while infected, if you ever restored your machine back that system restore point anytime in the future you would be restoring the infection too, & we would be back to square one.
Now that we know your machine is clean, it is safe to create a system restore point, so that if you ever want to get your system back to it's present state you know it is free from malware.
For more on system restore points see Here
I think it best to delete the tools we used here. If they are used incorrectly they could cause problems. It's best to use them only if asked to by a staff member in the forums.
Each different infection requires a different tool to get rid of it. So if you got happened to get infected again in the future, it may well be by a different piece of malware which would require a different tool to the ones we used here.
Also, these tools are constantly being updated by our experts here to fight the latest strains of various malware so next week combofix for example may be on the next version.
AVG antispyware of cause can be kept for scanning your machine.ALL
of the programs in the list of my last post are free.
Zone Alarm is excellent & well recommended.
Personally I use AVG antivirus free
AVG antispyware free
It is impreitive that you have Antivirus & Firewall software on your machine.
Please note though, only have ONE antivirus program AND ONE firewall program running at any one time.
Many users asking for help have multiple AV & FW programs running at the same time & these can conflict with each other & cause problems.
I hope all the above makes sense Rob, if not please don't hesitate to post back here. I will leave this thread open for a few days in case you have anymore questions.