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Virus/ Adware issues [Solved]


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What version of Avast are you using ? As I am currently experiencing the same problem with Avast 8 beta 2 and am awaiting a fix from Avast

How did you change the windows icons from default originally ?
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Hi

I am using avast 7.0.1474, so do u think maybe doing an uninstall and re-install will help

the icons came with the autorun.inf files pre-loaded so changed when inserted in computer


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Yes uninstall then re-install Avast

Lets reinstall Avast

Download aswClear to your Desktop.
Download the correct version of Avast
http://files.avast.c...virus_setup.exe Free
http://files.avast.c...virus_setup.exe Pro
http://files.avast.c...urity_setup.exe AIS
Disconnect from the net
Uninstall Avast via control panel

  • Boot to Safe Mode.
    • Restart the computer.
    • As soon as BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Options menu appears.
    • Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with Networking menu item
    • Press Enter.
  • Run aswClear
  • In the Select Product to Uninstall dropdown choose the version of Avast that is on your system.
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  • Press Uninstall
  • Once complete reboot your system to Normal Mode
  • Reinstall Avast
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Hi

Success Avast uninstalled and re-installed and action center shows no problems.


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What problems are still outstanding ?
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Hi

The only thing is the Computer/Explorer Usb Icons on my Ext Hard Drive and flash drives my feeling is that they use an AutoRun.inf files and it is being blocked somehow.

I have been looking this morning and only thing I can find is this post on another forum not sure if it is the right thing but do you think it is safe

http://www.sevenforu...tely-block.html

There is a section to unblock should I try this.



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Yes run the unblock as the site it is on is good, but be aware that it will allow any autorun on a USB drive, even malware
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Hi

That worked the icons are back now. :spoton:

so is there anything I need to clean up?



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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:

I would recommend keeping windows all in one as it is useful, otherwise uninstall from control panel
Run AdwCleaner and press uninstall

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.

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

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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

If you use on-line banking then as an added layer of protection install Trusteer Rapport

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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Hi

Thanks so much for all your help :-)

should I do anything about the post here:

http://www.geekstogo...-not-appearing/


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No need I have marked it as resolved with a link to here, so we will just let it die :)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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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