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Since turning off my comodo firewall and turning on windows firewall I have been able to update. Before the infection everything worked fine and after it did not. I uninstalled comodo and i am still just using windows firewall. If I am all clean then perhaps I should download and install a new firewall?

Thanks again for all your time.
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Sorry I overlooked that you already solve that problem. So it looks like Comodo is blocking MS update server address. Go into Comodo settings and unblock it.
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So other than the firewall problem I'm all clean?

I'll have to reinstall Comodo, if that is all that is left to do I think I can handle it from here.
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Yes. Your logs shows that your system is clean. If you have no further issues with your computer, then please proceed with the following housekeeping procedures outlined below.

Removing the tools we used:

Reset System Restore points:

  • Please reopen Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Copy (select all lines inside quote box and press CTRL+C) and Paste (press CTRL+V) the following code into the Posted Image textbox.

    :Commands
    [ClearAllRestorePoints]

  • Click on Posted Image button.
  • OTL may ask to reboot the machine. Please do so if asked.
  • Click on Posted Image button.

NEXT...

OTL Clean-Up:

  • Reopen Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click on Posted Image
  • You will be prompted to reboot your system. Please do so.

If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.


There are a few things I recommend you to do once your computer is completely clean:

Updates for Windows - One of the essentials is to keep your computer updated with the latest operating system patches and security fixes. Windows Updates are constantly being revised to combat the newest hacks and threats, Microsoft releases security updates that help your computer from becoming vulnerable. It is best if you have these set to download automatically.

How to turn on Automatic Updates for Windows:

Java and Adobe Reader updates

There are certain programs that are security vulnerabilities, it is recommended that you keep everything updated. Two of the main vulnerabilities are Java and Adobe Reader.

Java Updates - Java needs to be regularly updated to fix security vulnerabilities. You can download the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from here. Download, install and reboot your computer. You also need to uninstall older versions of Java:

  • Click Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Add or Remove Programs
  • Remove all Java updates except the latest one you have just installed.

Note:
If the normal uninstallation process (as mentioned above) fails, then please try Microsoft Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. This tool will ensure that all irrelevant Java Runtime Environment Microsoft Installer (msi) registries are removed. Detailed information and download is available at: Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Removal instructions:

  • Download the Microsoft Installer Clean Up utility file and save it on your desktop
  • Double click on executable file. The installation process will start. Follow the instructions accordingly
  • Once installation process is over, go to Start -> All Programs -> Run Windows Install Clean Up utility
  • This will launch the Windows Installer Clean Up utility dialog box
  • Under the Installed products list, select Java 2 Runtime Environment v1.5.0_03
  • Click Remove and Exit


Update Adobe Acrobat Reader to latest version. You can download it HERE.

Suggestion:

Foxit is a great free PDF alternative. It uses fewer system resources and is not vulnerable to the exploits affecting Adobe Reader. Providing full PDF functionality, Foxit is rapidly becoming the PDF reader of choice for many. Get it here.


Other Software Updates - Go HERE to scan your computer for any out of date software at least once per week. The vast majority of virus, worm and spyware infections could have been prevented, if the user had kept their software up-to-date. You should do everything you can to keep your software up-to-date. Doing so will help you prevent infections and the headaches that follow them.

Web Browsers - Picking the right internet browser is very important. You need to find one that suits your needs but that is also safe. All browsers listed below are far more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also have the best built-in pop up blockers.

Although, if you prefer staying with Internet Explorer I highly recommend you do this :

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 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.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:

Now after all these steps, your PC will be more secure. However it is important to note that you can still get infected if you are not careful. One of the best security programs you can have is common sense. As malware gets more sophisticated, you need to be more wary. If you do get caught though and the above steps can't help prevent it, we will be here to help you out.

Stay secure and thank you for choosing GeeksToGo.
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I was out of town this past weekend - I'll do these steps today
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OK. Let me know if you'll have any problems.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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