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chirag1082

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I think the aurora pop-ups have now stopped, although i have not used the internet much. But i think we have solved that problem, the only issue now is the windows settings, every item of software i have tested has lost their colour attributes and appear to have new settings, i'm unsure as to why this is, i supect that possible the cleanup utility might have removed some files which resulted in this, is there any way o get those files back if i am correct in my thinking?
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Congratulations! your new log is clean. :tazz: Just a little bit more to do to prevent further infection.

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove bad files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programmes changing them. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected.)

To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.

(Windows XP)
1. Turn off System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
I recommend going to the following link and update as recommended by Microsoft. This adds more security and extra features including a pop-up blocker for Internet Explorer. Microsoft Update

Now that everything is fixed, I suggest that you consider getting these programmes to help keep the computer clean:

SPYWARE BLASTER - Blocks bad ActiveX items from installing on your computer.
AD-AWARE PERSONAL – A fine free malware detector and removal programme
SPYBOT S&D – Excellent free spyware detector and removal programme
GOOGLE TOOLBAR - Blocks many unwanted pop-ups in Internet Explorer.
FIREFOX - Safer alternative to the Internet Explorer web browser.
AVG ANTIVIRUS - Free antivirus programme if you currently are not using one.
ZONEALARM - Free firewall programme if you currently are not using one.

Remember to update these frequently.

Please note that whilst there is nothing wrong in having more than one spyware detector/prevention programmes for “on demand” scanning, having two or more antivirus systems is not recommended as they may well interfere with each other.

You may also want to read "How did I get infected in the first place" to learn how to better secure your computer.

Be sure to keep Windows and your Anti-Virus updated. ;)

Looks like our replies are crossing in the ether.

I can't see how a cleaner can do since it does nothing to any system file. Have a look around your PC for settings. If it remains a problem, perhaps consider a visit to Deldomains and look for a reg hack.

Edited by Crustyoldbloke, 05 June 2005 - 04:01 AM.

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sorry i replied with 2 posts and the other must have posted while you were replying to my first one :tazz:
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Just a final note on system restore... does this restore EVERYTHING? Including system reg and software, the whole deal?
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Well the problem, i hope (:tazz:) is solved now. Thank you very much crustyoldbloke for all your help. This is a great forum and it's truly great to see there are people like yourself who are willing to help others in your free time! ;)

I really appreciate all your help over the last 2 days, thanks again.

Best wishes

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

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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