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Ah no sorry - they will revert to the correct type on my system :)
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Okay. Hey, we hit lucky page 7. My favorite number. :)
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Okay, here are the 3 files.

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Hey, another milestone. The last one was my 100th post. Bwhahahaha. :)
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Thank you - got 'em and they open just fine :)

Everything still tickety boo ?
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Yes, so far, so good. Plus, there have been no more redirections with the links and no more pop-ups. Let me try it out until tonight and then I'll let you know if there are any problems. I want to be thorough. Thanks.
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Sounds cool - if all is OK tomorrow I will remove my tools and tidy you up :)
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Now, for the million dollar question. I know you're British. With the British and the Australians, who says Bloke and who says Mate? haha. I always get that confused.

You bloody bloke. G'day, mate. I think bloke is British and mate is Australian.
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They are interchangeable and used by both nationalities :) dependant on the region you come from of course me 'andsome
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Oh, okay. That makes sense. I always liked a British accent. I have a NY accent. haha. I always use the British word arse because it doesn't sound as vulgar as #ss. (That's funny. It originally bleeped it out. So even the auot-censor thinks that arse is okay, but the other word isn't.)

You say lift and we say elevator.
You say flat and we say apartment.
You say holiday and we say vacation.

The list goes on and on, but I find it interesting.

Also, Henry Cooper just died. He was the British heavyweight champ for 12 years. I remember he gave Ali a hard time when they fought years ago.

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Language is very rich - especially the English version

So how is the computer behaving now ? Is all working OK ?
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G'day, Essex, my mate. How is this bloody bloke doing today? Bwhahahaha. :)

Okay, I put the computer through its paces and all seems fine and dandy. Thank you so much. Whenever you are ready, you mentioned we would do the finishing touches. Remember, I also have the ghosted desktop.ini icons on my desktop and uninstalled AVG, but have MalwareBytes installed.
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OK here we go - either reinstall AVG as we are done with any interference that may cause or pick another AV

Subject to no further problems :unsure:

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :yes:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points: Delete aswMBR from your desktop along with AVP

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [EMPTYFLASH]
    [Reboot]

  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done

Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK: N.b. If used

ComboFix /Uninstall

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button. It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

Posted Image Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version

SPRING CLEAN

To manually create a new Restore Point

  • Go to Control Panel and select System
  • Select System
  • On the left select System Protection and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create

Now we can purge the infected ones

  • Go Start > All programs > Accessories >
  • Right click Disc cleanup an select run as administrator
  • Select Your main drive and accept the warning if you get one
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete

Final stretch


Download and run Puran Disc Defragmenter
For the first run I would recommend a boot defrag and disk check

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Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

Posted Image Malwarebytes. Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To keep your operating system up to date visit


To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?
Keep safe :)
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Wow, this is very cool. Just two points before I begin. I purposely don't like to hide my hidden files. I always opt to show them. That shouldn't cause a problem, should it?

Also, it sounds like you don't like AVG. Is that true? Do you recommend something else?
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The hidden file option is your choice - I usually hide them again so that the less knowledgeable do not delete them :)

I must admit I find AVG a bit of a resource hog, however, that is my personal opinion only and may be at variance with other peoples perception :unsure:

I use Avast IS which is a suite of firewall and AV - however, the licence for this was given to me by Avast for assistance in their beta programme so I could be a tad biased
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