Right, I've done all that and my system seems to be back to its old self
There is one thing that has occurred to me though. Throughout this whole scanning/cleaning process,
my external hard drive (which holds all my documents, files, photos, music etc) has not been connected to the system. So throughout the whole process, this drive has not been examined. I regularly use this drive for storage.
Does it matter that this drive has not been analysed? On the day that my computer got infected, the external drive was connected to the system. Could the infection have spread to this other drive?
Tell me what you think about this....
Just do a full scan with Malwarebytes and your antivirus to that external drive.. It should handle it very well..
Lets do this...
Time for some housekeeping
- Click START then RUN
- Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK
Please note that the space between x and / is needed
Please Install/Update Sun Java
- Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs.
- Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment.... )
- It should have next icon next to it:
- Select it and click Remove. This will uninstall the previous (outdated) version of Java.
- Then Download and install the newest version from here: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7
Lastly, to keep your operating system up to date please visit the link below monthly
Please read these excellent articles by miekiemoes :
Help! My computer is slow!
How to prevent Malware
And another excellent article by CastleCops Malware Prevention: Prevent Re-infection
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Have a safe and happy computing day!