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"