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Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 5 and save it to your desktop.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 5...allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Read the License Agreement and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.

    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
    Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03
    Java™ SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1

  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u5-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

We're almost done here. Before we wrap things up, are there other issues you wish to address? How's your computer running? :)
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Okay, Koko, I updated my Java! :)

I think my computer is running better now than it was before I had these issues! Should I remove all these programs from my computer now (Combofix, sdfix, etc.) or should I keep them?

Do you have a favorite charity? I'd like to donate some money to it for all your help. You took the time out of your day to help out a complete stranger with a serious computer problem, and I'm thankful for that. Thanks again, Koko!
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That's good to hear. I'm glad your computer is now running smoothly. :)

With regards to donations, we do this for free because we like helping people but if you are seriously considering donating, we openly welcome itl. Here's a link to our site's paypal account... Donation Information . Thanks in advance. :)

We still have a couple of last steps to perform and then you're all set.

First, Time for some housekeeping
  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK


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  • When shown the disclaimer, Select "2"

The above procedure will:
  • Delete the following:
    • ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
    • VundoFix backups, if present
    • The C:\Deckard folder, if present
    • The C:_OtMoveIt folder, if present
  • Reset the clock settings.
  • Hide file extensions, if required.
  • Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
  • Reset System Restore.

Next, let's reset your hidden/system files and folders. System files are hidden for a reason and we don't want to have them openly available and susceptible to accidental deletion.

* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading UNSELECT Show hidden files and folders.
* CHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs:
  • SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
  • IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.

To keep your operating system up to date visit
monthly. And to keep your system clean run these free malware scanners
weekly, and be aware of what emails you open and websites you visit.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klien: So how did I get infected in the first place?

Happy a nice day! :)

Edited by koko_crunch, 02 April 2008 - 11:59 AM.

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Koko, you're my hero. Thanks again. My computer is fixed. I am going to donate 10 USD in your name to the website. It's the least I can do.

Sincerely,

Gusano2344
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You've very welcome, glad I could help. Thank you for the donation... :)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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