I will reboot the computer and look of OTL will run now
No need to yet. Now this may be a problem:-
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 29 GiB total, 4,192 GiB free.
If you go to Start
>> My Computer
>> and check exactly how much free storage is available. If it is a lot less than say 15% that is considered dangerously low. A Hard-Drive requires a bare minimum of 15% available free space to be able to function correctly, but at least 25% is better in my humble opinion.
However I am advising the uninstalltion of some software, so that should free up some extra free space etc. Plus anything else you do not need, uninstall and or move some non essential files etc.
Create a new System Restore Point:
I know it appears your machine has a fair few in-place already but merely view this as myself erring on the side of caution.
How to create a new one as follows:-
Click on Start
>> All Programs
>> System Restore
Select Create a restore point
, then Next
, type a name like GTG
then click on Create
>> when created click on Close
Are you actively using NetStumbler? Not for piggybacking I hope as that is deemed unethical and if that is the case I will withdraw my free assistance...As evidence it has been used in the past. Please do not be offended by myself asking such as I can only go from information/logs I have requested...
If not being used merely uninstall, unless you are using it that is to connect too free WiFi hotspots for example.
Peer to Peer Advice:
I see you have both Vuze and the Vuze Remote Toolbar installed.
It's really important, if you value your PC at all, to stay away from P2P file sharing programs, like utorrent, Bittorrent, Azureus, Limewire, Vuze.
Criminals have "planted" thousands upon thousands of infections in the "free" shared files.
Virtually all of these recent infections will compromise your Security, and some can turn your machine into a useless "doorstop".
My advice would be to uninstall both of the aforementioned. However if you oprt not to at least consider uninstalling the Vuze Remote Toolbar as that has some very undesirable characteristics. Either way please refrain from using both for the duration of my assistance.
Now please go to Start
>> Control Panel
>> Add/Remove Programs
and remove the following (if present):
Adobe Reader 9.5.1 - Nederlands
<-- We will update this in due course.
<-- Out of date version and not particularly effective detecting today's modern malware anyway. However if you have used this recently to remove anything do not uninstall and inform myself.
<-- This type of application is not always accurate and can be quite often misleading to say the least.
Java 6 Update 31
<-- Having out of date versions installed is a security risk.
<-- Another misleading application and the vendor is not quite trustworthy either in my humble opinion. Overall it can seriously damage your machine.
Registrar Lite 2.00
<-- Registry cleaners do little good and have the potential to cause more harm than anything else. Again overall it can seriously damage your machine.
Security Task Manager 1.6f
<-- Not worth the installation space and far from effective.
Spybot - Search & Destroy
<-- Will hinder the overall Malware Removal process. You may reinstall when I give the all clear if you so wish but my advice would be to keep as a on-demand scanner only.
<-- Not really necessary, unless you do use it that is.
To do so, click once on each of the above in turn to highlight and then click on the Remove
Note: Take extra care in answering questions posed by any Uninstaller. Some questions may be worded to deceive you into keeping the program.
Backup the Registry:
Modifying the Registry can create unforeseen problems, so it always wise to create a backup before doing so.
- Please go here and download ERUNT.
- ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.
- Double click on erunt-setup.exe to Install ERUNT by following the prompts.
- Use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the Start-Up folder.
- Start ERUNT either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup process.
- Choose a location for the backup. Note: the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable.
- Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are selected.
- Click on OK
- Then click on YES to create the folder.
If it is necessary to restore the registry, open the backup folder and start ERDNT.exe
If unable to create a backup with ERUNT
, carry out the following instead:-
- Click on Start >> Run...
- Type in regedit
- After the Registry Editor is launched >> Click on File then select the option Export...
- Save to the root of your Hard-Drive, eg C:\ named Backup
- Note, before saving make sure the option in the save window Export range - All is selected.
Please download to your Desktop FixPolicies.exe
, a self-extracting ZIP archive from here
Reset File Associations:
- Double-click FixPolicies.exe.
- Click the "Install" button on the bottom toolbar of the box that will open.
- The program will create a new Folder called FixPolicies.
- Double-click to Open the new Folder, and then double-click the file within: Fix_Policies.cmd.
- A black box should briefly appear and then close.
- Leave FixPolicies on your desktop please until I otherwise advise, thank you.
Please download to your Desktop FixExec
. <-- Download the 32-Bit Version.
Double-click on FixExec.exe
>> Follow the prompts.
When completed there should a notepad file on your desktop named FixExec.txt
, post that in your next reply please.
Let myself know when completed the above, post the contents of the requested FixExec.txt and if any problems encountered and we will go from there.