And the best part of the day...Congratulations & Good Work, your logs are clean!
Now for some final "housekeeping" procedures.1.
Clear Old Restore Points
2. OTL Cleanup
- Run OTL, copy and paste the following into the Custom Scans/Fixes area at the bottom
- Then Click Run Fix
3. Remove ComboFix
- Open OTL
- Click the CleanUp button at the top, it will ask to reboot your PC, please allow it to do so
- Delete the current copy of ComboFix on your desktop
- Download a fresh copy from here to your desktop
- 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
- Follow the prompts on the screen
- A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Anti Malware Protection ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
This is an excellent Anti-Malware product. It offers free malware scanning, free malware removal, and free updates. It is recommended to periodically run a Quick Scan to keep your PC as clean as possible. Remember to check for updates before running a scan, so click the Update tab along the top, then click Check for Updates.SUPERAntiSpyware
Is another great Anti-Malware product that scans your computer for known Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, and many other types of threats, and allows you to remove or quarantine them. It offers daily (manual) definition updates, as well as home page hijack protection and customizable scan options.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Free Antivirus Protection ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Always make sure you have an antivirus program! If for some reason in the future you'd like to switch programs here are some recomendations: Microsoft Security Essentials, Anti-Vir
or Avast! Antivirus
all three FREE to use. Please remember that you can only have one Antivirus installed at a time.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Free Firewall Programs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Like antivirus, if for some reason in the future you'd like to switch, Comodo Personal Firewall
and Sunbelt Personal Firewall
are two good options for a FREE
firewall to help protect your computer from any unwanted intruders.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Staying Updated ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Keeping your PC updated is important to protect yourself against future infections. There are many infections which will exploit loopholes within Windows itself, Java and Adobe Reader. Keeping these updated is a very good habit to get into.Automatic Updates
Updates to your Operating System are vital in closing loopholes and fixing bugs which some infections exploit. To keep your Windows updated, ensure that 'Automatic Updates' is enabled on your PC so updates are downloaded and installed automatically. Click here
to find out how.File Hippo
Download and install FileHippo update checker
and run it monthly it will show you which programs on your system need updating and give a download link.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Alternate Browsers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Using an alternative web browser can help protect your PC from infections which exploit security holes within Internet Explorer. They can also be quicker to load pages and offer more tools and features such as Firefox's huge add-on list.Firefox
- My personal choice, easy to use and has a large number of excellent add-ons
that can be installed to help keep you away from malicious sites and reduce advertisements and popups etc. AdBlockPlus
are very useful add-ons that are worth having installed.Google Chrome
- Is another browser that's easy to use and is worth trying if you want to test out new browsers.
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?