My wife is a big Pogo game fan and I am rather familiar with Pogo, so I updated to Java Version 7 update 4 and did some testing, and every game I tried, worked just fine. It's your choice, but updating your Java is pretty important from a security standpoint. The bad guys write code to exploit weaknesses, and then the good guys patch those weaknesses. If you don't upgrade to the newest versions, you are still vulnerable. I would like to see you do the upgrade, but it's totally your call.
Other than that.....
Now for the best part of the day! Congratulations, your logs appear to be clean!
Let's do a little cleanup and then concentrate on keeping your computer safe in the future.
Please re-run OTL one more time and click on the CleanUp
button. This will remove all of the tools we have used, including OTL itself.
Make sure your computer is current with it's Windows updates.
Are your Automatic Updates enabled? They should be!
- Click Start,
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Automatic Updates (XP) - or System and Security (Vista, 7)
- Choose Automatic (recommended) (XP). or Turn automatic updating on or off (Vista, 7)
- Choose a time when your computer will be turned on
- Click OK
It is very important to keep your Java and Adobe Reader updated as these are prime targets of exploits these days. I use JavaRa
to help keep Java current, but you can also go to Java.com and check for the latest updates. The adobe reader can be updated manually by going to Adobe.com
Please make sure you have an Anti-Virus product installed (Important to use only ONE
A-V and make sure it is updated at all times). I personally use Microsoft Security Essentials
, but I also recommend Avira
, or Avast
Windows Firewall: Please make sure that you have the Windows Firewall up and running, without a firewall your computer is vulnerable. Windows 7/VistaWindows XP
Using an on-demand malware scanner is a great idea, and MalwareBytes is the best one to use. I try to scan with mine at least once every two weeks: Malware Bytes
program that will help you to stay clean:SpywareBlaster
- Prevent the installation of spyware
A good verified backup is SUPER critical to keeping your sanity, and this is a good article
to read. If any of your files are important to you, you need to back them up. I can't stress this enough, all hard drives will eventually die!
And finally please give these two articles on getting infected and staying clean a read, So how did I get infected in the first place?How to prevent Malware
Good luck and stay safe out there!