This bit here:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 188.8.131.520
means that you decided to accept the trial of the professional version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. You can continue using that trial for a period of time, after which you'll need to pay for it or revert to the free version.
The professional version does protect against threats before they are able to infect your computer; the free version is only capable of cleaning up infection after you are already infected. Either one is good, however.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is able to run with Avast. It is not an antivirus product, so doesn't conflict with Avast in the same way AVG or another antivirus product would.
Your scan came back clean, and I've noticed no examples of further infection on your computer. I believe you are clean.
Please remove aswMBR.exe from your machine. If it is needed in the future, we'll want you to download a fresh copy, as utilities like this are updated regularly.
Next, please run OTL one more time, and press the CleanUp button. It will remove OTL, and its backup folder. Again, we'd want you to download a fresh version in the future if you need our help again anyway.
Here's a few more last instructions you can follow, after which I would consider posting in the Windows 7 and Windows Vista
section to learn more about why your machine is shutting down while in safe mode. You don't have to do this, but I would recommend it. Having a stable safe mode may become necessary in the future, if things ever go badly with your machine.
Pay special attention to the Windows Updates section, as you are not up to date. Your machine is running Vista with service pack 1, and Vista's service pack 2 has been out for a long time now. You definitely want to do that update.
While I'm calling your machine clean, you may still ask for help with any of the steps below, and I'll make sure you're taken care of before we close the thread. Do please let me know when you're finished, so I can close it.
Now that your computer appears to be clean, there are some steps you can take to help keep it clean.Create a new restore point.
Keep temporary files cleaned out.
- Why: We want to be able to restore to a known-good clean spot in the computer's history, and that would be right now, so let's take a snapshot.
- How: Follow the instructions below depending on the version of Windows that you have.
- Windows Vista and Windows 7: Right-click your "My Computer" or "Computer" link on your start menu. Choose properties from the menu that appears. On the left-hand side of the window that comes up, click "System Protection", then click the "Create" button, and give your new restore point a name, as above.
Keep software up to date.
- Why: This can not only help your machine run a bit faster with less clutter, but potentially clean out infected files before you even know they're there.
- How: The easiest method for just about everyone to use is Windows' Disk Cleanup. This can be found by clicking Start and simply typing into the search box and entering "cleanmgr" (without the quotes). It really is quite easy to use. The defaults should be fine.
Clear possibly infected restore points
- Why: Exploitable issues in software are found all the time, especially in network-aware software such as Windows itself, or your web browser and its addons.
- How: For a normal user, there are a few programs I pay special attention to confirming that they're up to date: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Java, and of course Windows itself. To this list, add your antivirus and antispyware products, and your firewall product. For your antivirus, antispyware and firewall products, see the manufacturer documentation for the software in question. Typically you'll find an update feature under the help or tools pulldowns, or on a button somewhere on the software's interface. If you just can't figure out how to update one or more products, just ask - I'd be happy to help; let me know specifically what software it is and what version you have, and I'll try to provide clear instructions.
- Adobe Reader: Start up Adobe Reader, click the Help pull-down, and choose "Check for Updates". Follow on-screen instructions to install any updates if applicable. Repeat this after each update until it tells you there are no updates available.
- Adobe Flash: Follow the instructions here. Once you are finished, go here to download and install the newest version.
- Java: Open your control panel (on the start menu) and find the Java icon. Depending on your control panel configuration and Windows version, this might be obvious, or it might be hidden a bit. You can click the "Programs" link on Vista and 7 to find it, or "Switch to Classic View" in the upper left corner in Windows XP (granted you're not already using classic view). If you can't find Java in any of those places, it's entirely possible you don't have it installed. That fine; if it is installed, it needs to be up to date. If it's not installed, ignore this step. There is a caveat here: If you run certain programs that require Java, you might find that they won't work with the newest version. If you do run into this situation, contact the software manufacturer and ask them what the newest version of Java is that their software supports, and where to obtain it.
- Windows: On your start menu, under All Programs or Programs depending on your version, you'll find either Windows Update or Microsoft Update at the top of the menu. Click here and follow the instructions to install the high priority updates that are available. Optional updates are just that; you can install them, but you don't have to in most situations. Repeat this process until no further high priority updates are available.
Why: Having the ability to restore your system is a great thing, as long as you're not restoring an infection!
How: The most simple way to do this is to utilize Disk Cleanup, detailed above in the "Keep temporary files cleaned out" step. Simply click on the "More Options" tab, and use the system restore clean up button. This works with all versions of Windows that had system restore; namely, Windows ME and later. This will remove all but the most recent restore point on the system (that we created earlier), which is what we're after.Defragment
- Why: Defragmenting your files helps your hard drive access them faster, and in as few sweeps of the read head as possible, reducing drive wear and tear.
- How: Using the built-in Windows Disk Defragmenter is one safe option, found in Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools. I would do this once a month unless the system is heavily used, then perhaps weekly.
There's also a good article here
that goes into a few other details.