We need to clean up System Restore.
The best way is to follow Jim's procedure here http://aumha.net/vie...=...p;sk=t&sd=a
tho it hasn't been updated for Vista or Win 7 yet so To create a Restore Point try this:
right click on Computer and select Properties and System Protection (Continue) and then Create (at the bottom). OK Give it a name like Clean and then Create. OK. OK.
Once you have created a Restore Point:
Now Start (Windows Logo Button), Programs, Accessories, Right click on Command Prompt and select Run As Administrator,
Select "Files from All Users."
Select OS (C:)
It will think for a few minutes.
Then come up with a few suggestions. Ignore those and press More Options. Under System Restore and Shadow Copies, click Clean Up and let it do its thing.
You can uninstall or delete any tools we had you download and their logs.
To uninstall combofix, copy the next line:
Start, Run, cmd, OK then right click, Paste, then hit Enter.
To hide hidden files again:
Vista or Win7
# Open the Control Panel menu and click Folder Options.
# After the new window appears select the View tab.
# Remove the check in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
# Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Do not Show hidden files and folders.
# Check the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
# Press the Apply button and then the OK button and exit My Computer.
You do not have the latest Java (6 update 20). Get the latest at:http://www.java.com/...nload/index.jsp
Once you install it, go into Control Panel, Add/Remove Software and remove any old versions (which may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE)
Also make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat. Adobe is fond of foisting GetPlus on you. You can let them install it and then afterwards, go into Control Panel, Add/Remove Software and remove it. It probably doesn't hurt to leave it but I don't see the need for it and it has caused problems in the past.
I recommend you install the free WinPatrol 2010 from http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
It's a small program that will sit in your systray and warn you if something tries to make changes to your system.
If you use USB drives you might want to install Autorun Eater v2.4. http://oldmcdonald.w...orun-eater-v24/
Another small program which will stay resident and prevent an infected USB drive from infecting your PC.
If you use Firefox then get the AdBlock Plus Add-on.
If Firefox is slow loading make sure it only has the current Java add-on. Then download and run Speedy Fox.http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox
If your current antivirus is not a paid up subscription you should dump it and install the free Avast http://www.avast.com...avast-home.html
Be warned: If you use Limewire, utorrent or any of the other P2P programs you will almost certain be coming back to the Malware Removal forum. If you must use P2P then submit any files you get to http://virustotal.com
before you open them.