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OK. I missed your post saying you re ran it.

No problem then, go ahead.
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Okay, it let me fix those and I rebooted. My desktop was still covered in icons and a whole bunch of windows still come up when Windows starts.

I downloaded and ran Deckard's System Scanner. I know you said to copy and paste that into here, but it is really long like the HijackThis log, so I'm going to put it in a .zip file and attach it. extra.txt is small enough to post, though.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Professional (build 2600) SP 3.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 61%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 511.42 MiB / 198.19 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 2530.14 MiB / 2146.59 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1876.86 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.26 GiB total, 28.75 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (No Media)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.27 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.26 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install.


-- Environment Variables -------------------------------------------------------

ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
APPDATA=C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data
CLIENTNAME=Console
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=USER-15FE6FBAE6
ComSpec=C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Documents and Settings\user
LOGONSERVER=\\USER-15FE6FBAE6
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=1
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=15
PROCESSOR_REVISION=0102
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
SESSIONNAME=Console
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\WINDOWS
TEMP=C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp
TMP=C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp
USERDOMAIN=USER-15FE6FBAE6
USERNAME=user
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\user
windir=C:\WINDOWS


-- User Profiles ---------------------------------------------------------------

user (admin)


-- Add/Remove Programs ---------------------------------------------------------

--> rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 C:\WINDOWS\INF\PCHealth.inf
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {BEE75E01-DD3F-4D5F-B96C-609E6538D419}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0015-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0016-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0018-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0019-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-001A-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-001B-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-001F-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {3EC77D26-799B-4CD8-914F-C1565E796173}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-001F-040C-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {430971B1-C31E-45DA-81E0-72C095BAB72C}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-001F-0C0A-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {F7A31780-33C4-4E39-951A-5EC9B91D7BF1}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0044-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-006E-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {FAD8A83E-9BAC-4179-9268-A35948034D85}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0115-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {FAD8A83E-9BAC-4179-9268-A35948034D85}
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0117-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4CA4ECC1-DBD4-4591-8F4C-AA12AD2D3E59}
HijackThis 2.0.2 --> "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe" /uninstall
LiveUpdate 3.2 (Symantec Corporation) --> "C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LSETUP.EXE" /U
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware --> "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\unins000.exe"
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallMSCompPackV1$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0015-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0117-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0016-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0044-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001A-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0018-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 --> "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall PROPLUS /dll OSETUP.DLL
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001F-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001F-040C-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001F-0C0A-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-002C-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0019-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-006E-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0115-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001B-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Silverlight --> MsiExec.exe /I{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWudf01000$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Security Update for Excel 2007 (KB946974) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {85E83E2E-AF9B-439B-B4F9-EB9B7EF6A00E}
Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB950114) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {F9C3CDBA-1F00-4D4D-959D-75C9D3ACDD85}
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB951808) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {8F375E11-4FD6-4B89-9E2B-A76D48B51E00}
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB950113) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {AD72BABE-C733-4FCF-9674-4314466191B9}
Security Update for Office 2007 (KB947801) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {02B5A17B-01BE-4BA6-95F1-1CBB46EBC76E}
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition --> MsiExec.exe /X{CDDCBBF1-2703-46BC-938B-BCC81A1EEAAA}
Symantec AntiVirus --> MsiExec.exe /I{2085C617-589C-40F8-BE40-EDBC9E2CA2EB}
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB952142) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {4AD3A076-427C-491F-A5B7-7D1DE788A756}
Update for Office 2007 (KB946691) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {A420F522-7395-4872-9882-C591B4B92278}
Update for Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (kb953463) --> msiexec /package {90120000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {1B78D541-9FF1-4330-ADD8-CED14F0C1E8E}
Windows Media Format 11 runtime --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWMFDist11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Windows Search 4.0 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB940157$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Windows XP Service Pack 3 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"


-- Application Event Log -------------------------------------------------------

Event Record #/Type243 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 04:45:11 PM
Event ID/Source: 1000 / Application Error
Event Description:
Faulting application runscanner.exe, version 1.6.3.0, faulting module runscanner.exe, version 1.6.3.0, fault address 0x0004c1fe.
Processing media-specific event for [runscanner.exe!ws!]

Event Record #/Type240 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:49:02 PM
Event ID/Source: 1000 / Application Error
Event Description:
Faulting application drwtsn32.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting module dbghelp.dll, version 5.1.2600.5512, fault address 0x0001295d.
Processing media-specific event for [drwtsn32.exe!ws!]

Event Record #/Type239 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:48:49 PM
Event ID/Source: 1000 / Application Error
Event Description:
Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module , version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.
Processing media-specific event for [explorer.exe!ws!]

Event Record #/Type223 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:16:52 PM
Event ID/Source: 1020 / ASP.NET 1.1.4322.0
Event Description:
Updates to the IIS metabase were aborted because IIS is either not installed or is disabled on this machine. To configure ASP.NET to run in IIS, please install or enable IIS and re-register ASP.NET using aspnet_regiis.exe /i.

Event Record #/Type210 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:15:27 PM
Event ID/Source: 1020 / ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0
Event Description:
Updates to the IIS metabase were aborted because IIS is either not installed or is disabled on this machine. To configure ASP.NET to run in IIS, please install or enable IIS and re-register ASP.NET using aspnet_regiis.exe /i.



-- Security Event Log ----------------------------------------------------------

No Errors/Warnings found.


-- System Event Log ------------------------------------------------------------

Event Record #/Type497 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:46:46 PM
Event ID/Source: 69 / NetDDE
Event Description:
StartServiceCtrlDispatcher() Failed: 1063

Event Record #/Type496 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:46:33 PM
Event ID/Source: 10016 / DCOM
Event Description:
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{38B22A43-49A8-45AB-BEB7-9137A488B1D3}
to the user USER-15FE6FBAE6\user SID (S-1-5-21-823518204-1292428093-725345543-1003). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Event Record #/Type495 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:46:31 PM
Event ID/Source: 10016 / DCOM
Event Description:
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{38B22A43-49A8-45AB-BEB7-9137A488B1D3}
to the user USER-15FE6FBAE6\user SID (S-1-5-21-823518204-1292428093-725345543-1003). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Event Record #/Type494 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 03:45:26 PM
Event ID/Source: 1073 / USER32
Event Description:
The attempt to unknown USER-15FE6FBAE6 failed

Event Record #/Type154 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 08/06/2008 02:54:19 PM
Event ID/Source: 20 / Windows Update Agent
Event Description:
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8007f0ea: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB950759).



-- End of Deckard's System Scanner: finished at 2008-08-06 17:24:36 ------------

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Wow that is one big list. It will take me a while to get through that.

Might be tomorrow before I get back. :)

regards
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Hello again s'mores,

Can't see any malware in those logs. Lets try an on line scan.

Kaspersky only works if you are using Internet Explorer.

Please do an online scan with Kaspersky WebScanner.

Click on the Kaspersky Online Scanner button. A box will come up, click Accept, this will allow it to install an ActiveX component and download its latest anti-virus database. (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)

  • Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
  • Now click on Scan Settings
  • In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
    * Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
    Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
    * Scan Options:
    Scan Archives
    Scan Mail Bases
  • Click OK
  • Now under select a target to scan:
    Select My Computer
  • This will program will start and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
    * Now click on the Save as Text button:
  • Save the file to your desktop.
Copy and paste that information in your next post.
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It keeps telling me that the license has expired.
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Hi s'mores,

Yes I have struck this with two other people I am helping. Seems to be a problem with the site that's developed recently.

This is an alternative. Let me know how you get on.

Panda only works if you are using Internet Explorer.

Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScan
" Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
" A new window will open...click the Check Now button
" Enter your Country
" Enter your State/Province
" Enter your e-mail address and click send
" Select either Home User or Company
" Click the big Scan Now button
" If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
" It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
" When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan
" When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location. Post the contents of the ActiveScan report
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Okay, here is that report:

;*******************************************************************************
*********************************************************************************
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ANALYSIS: 2008-08-08 17:06:57
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 16
SUSPECTS: 0
;*******************************************************************************
*********************************************************************************
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PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===============================================================================
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Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.1 No Yes
;===============================================================================
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MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
;===============================================================================
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00139061 Cookie/Doubleclick TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00139064 Cookie/Atlas DMT TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00145731 Cookie/Tribalfusion TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00145738 Cookie/Mediaplex TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00145738 Cookie/Mediaplex TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00167704 Cookie/Xiti TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00167753 Cookie/Statcounter TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00167753 Cookie/Statcounter TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][3].txt
00168056 Cookie/YieldManager TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00168061 Cookie/Apmebf TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00168061 Cookie/Apmebf TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00168076 Cookie/BurstNet TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00168097 Cookie/BurstBeacon TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00169190 Cookie/Advertising TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00169190 Cookie/Advertising TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00170304 Cookie/WebtrendsLive TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00171982 Cookie/QuestionMarket TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00172221 Cookie/Zedo TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00173520 Cookie/Bluestreak TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
00262020 Cookie/Atwola TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\user\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
;===============================================================================
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SUSPECTS
Sent Location v
;===============================================================================
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;===============================================================================
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VULNERABILITIES
Id Severity Description v
;===============================================================================
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;===============================================================================
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Hello s'mores,

The scan only found some Cookies that are not dangerous.

I don't think your problem is Malware related. Nothing we can see.

My recommendation is to try the Tech area and let them work there wonderous analytical stuff.

Tell them you have been here and have been sent over.

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

Please go here to download OTCleanIt.

Run this program to remove the tools we have been using.

You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process choose Yes.

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Now that you are clean here are some things I think are worth having a look at:

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A great way to check that your Microsoft and Java have the latest updates is to go to Software Inspector at Secunia.

I do this weekly. Not only do they tell you which programs need updating but they give you the link to follow.

To bolster your security go to Secunia.com to ensure essential programs are up to date.

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Make Internet Explorer more secure
  • Click Start > Run
  • Type Inetcpl.cpl & click OK
  • Click on the Security tab
  • Click Reset all zones to default level
  • Make sure the Internet Zone is selected & Click Custom level
  • In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to "Prompt", and ("Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe") to "Disable".
  • Next Click OK, then Apply button and then OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
* MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites and other bad sites. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer, meaning it will be difficult to infect yourself in the future.

* Consider using an alternate browser. Mozilla's Firefox browser is excellant; it is much more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also has the best built-in pop up blocker (Note: this as an added benefit!) that I have seen. Firefox is my default browser but I retain Internet Explorer as well so that I can access the very few sites that require it.

Firefox may be downloaded from Here

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To help protect your computer in the future here are some free programs you can look at:

  • SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users to detect and remove spyware.
  • IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.

    If your Microsoft Update is not working automatically. Keep your operating system up to date by visiting
  • Microsoft Windows Update
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 Klein: So how did I get infected in the first place?

Have a safe and happy computing day!
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Okay, thank you very much for your time and effort!
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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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