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More than likely, you'll find it's already gone; often the "click to reboot" button that appears when it's finished will be behind other windows, and you'd have to alt-tab to see it. Once it's at the deleteself step, it's done pretty much everything it was supposed to do during a cleanup process.

You can remove OTL.exe by hand if you like, and yes, you can remove aswMBR.exe by hand as I indicated. :)
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OK, I ran OTL again and this time found the reboot button! I clicked it, the laptop rebooted and when Windows started up again, OTL and its associated files were gone. Then I deleted aswMBR.exe by hand. So both programs are gone now.

You asked whether I wanted to touch the other laptop or start a new topic when I had time. Well, I suppose it will have to be the latter because I am going away next Monday for two weeks.

In the meantime, I have several questions.

1. How serious was the pagenotfound.co problem?

2. Were my passwords and confidential files compromised?
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I would say the pagenotfound.co issue was not serious at all, given that it was apparently caused by Ad-Aware's toolbar, which isn't a hostile program.

Because nothing else was noted wrong with the machine from a malicious point of view, I don't believe any of your data was compromised at all. I think this issue was simply an oops on the part of Ad-Aware's toolbar programmers, and nothing serious.

If you're happy then, I'll go ahead and close the topic, and you can start a fresh one in a few weeks for the other laptop, when you're prepared. :)
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Just to check, I don't have to change my passwords?
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As far as I can tell, you didn't have any infection at all. The issue with pagenotfound was apparently part of Ad-Aware, not part of anything malicious.

If you feel that changing your passwords would give you some peace of mind, by all means go ahead and do so. It's not a bad idea to change passwords once in a while anyway.
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Ok, thanks.

As for this topic, you can close it and I'll start another topic later when I come back, though I don't know if I'll still be dealing with you!
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Who knows. :) Happy trails!
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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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