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Well the stuttering audio and video seems to have gone away for the moment. We'll see if it's a permanant fix or if it comes back. I am curious why the update won't install. What about installing the "On-Line Armor" firewall I hear so much about? I would really like to get this down to a routine of regularly cleaning and checking for malware/viruses but I would need a checklist in the right order and programs that are compatible with Avast, etc., etc.
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With this post I will remove my tools, the next one will be to try and resolve that update problem and give the system a good work over

Subject to no further problems :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
    [Reboot]

  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done

Remove ComboFix
  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall
    (Notice the space between the "x" and "/")
    then click OK

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  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button. It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

Posted Image Your Java is out of date.
Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version


Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

Posted Image Malwarebytes.

Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?Keep safe :wave:
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Part 2 OA works well with Avast

Download Windows Repair (all in one) from this site

Install the programme then run

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Go to step 3 and allow it to run SFC
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On the start repairs tab click start
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Select the following items and tick restart system when finished
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I followed each step and everything went well until I got to the Windoze Repair program. (yes I meant to spell it that way)When I got to Step 3 I got pop up message that 'some of the files that Windows needs to operate properly were unrecognized versions and I needed to insert my Windows XP Home Edition CD'. I searched for about an hour and a half and could not find the darn thing so I just got online with Microsoft, gave them my 20 digit serial number and ordered a new one. Can we keep this thread open until I have had a chance to finish the process? I was told it would ship within 72 hours and then it should arrive in 7 to 10 business days after that. Sounds like a couple of weeks before I get it. Windows Repair warned against proceeding until this step was completed because it may cause unrepairable damage. After all this, I certainly don't need that.
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Certainly, if it should drop off off my list then PM me when you are ready
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5-2 man! (half-assed 10-4) Can do easy. See ya in a few and profuse thank yous are coming your way. :)
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