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Replying too quickly, I know. But a few things did not follow as you outlined. I'm sure some of these directions are generic since you help so many folks. But anyway, here's what I've done and how it was different:
1) Ran OTL and did the custom fix AOK
2) Combofix could not be found for removal. (Yes, I used the space after the "x", etc.) I even ran a search and it was not found. I reviewed our four pages of dialogue here and don't see that we used it in this process. So maybe it truly wasn't there.
3)Ran OTL cleanup but it didn't clean up much but itself that I could see on my desktop. A lot of exe files are still on my desktop. I'm guessing I can just trash those? The list of these are: aswMBR, AVG remover, Blue Screen zip and exe, MemTest stuff, esetmartininstaller, security check, Java zip and exe, flash uninstall

I read the articles you recommended and currently added the Firefox Script blocker thing.It's already impressive.
I have downloaded the following and may use them unless advised otherwise. I really don't want to "clog things up" with too many of these kinds of things.My current protections are: Avast Free, Windows Firewall, I go through a router, and I have MalwareBytes to run. I'd like advice on whether to add these (recommended from the article) or not, please: Norton SafeWeb Lite, SpywareBlaster, KeyScrambler.

So far, so good in terms of my computer's usage. Fingers are still crossed, but am growing more confident.

Please do answer if you would the following I mentioned
A)What to do with the exe files (I see on my desktop) I listed above
B)The ComboFix issue
C)Whether to add the applications I mentioned. I don't want things to "fight against each other"

Thank you.

Bob
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What to do with the exe files (I see on my desktop) I listed above

Delete is fine.

The ComboFix issue

No worry as long as it is gone!

Out of that list I would only add KeyScrambler. The rest are redundant and not needed.
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Thanks for the prompt reply and advice on those three things. I will remove these from desktop. ESET is the only thing listed in my add/remove window, so I believe it's safe to remove it from there as well.
I will check back about the eset question and then check back tomorrow some time to report on my computers condition...which as of now is GREAT.
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yes you can uninstall eset
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Well, this has been a lot of fun, of course, so I hate to say it, but my system is running quite nicely :>) The only thing that is happening now is getting used to the script-blocking Firefox add-on. Parts of it I like a lot and parts of it are awkward and I have to temporarily allow parts of some sites to open up...like my bank's website for instance. Also, one newspaper site said I had an unsupported flash player version of adobe. And I know we have the latest. So, other than these minor growing pains/learning-curve of script blocking, I really am in pretty good shape.
Thank you so very much for sticking with me to resolution!!
Sincerely,
Bob
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Bob,

It was a pleasure working with you and as always Happy Computing!


Regards,

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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