Hi Rose, Sorry for slight delay here...
I see no infections present in your logs anymore. If you are not having any further problems, Please follow through, and find tips and prevention steps below: You already have Malwarebytes so I would consider running that maybe once a week, keep Malwarebytes updated.
After disinfection it is useful to delete all system restore points
so that they do not go up, inadvertently, To do that follow instructions below:
Turn On Automatic Updates:
- Click Start, Run and type CLEANMGR and press Enter
- Select the hard disk partition and press OK
- At the top of the dialog, click the tab More Options
- Under System Restore section, click the button "Clean up"
Now, all the System Restore points (except the recent one) are cleared.
Lets clean up a little and some advice for you as well.
Please Run AdwCleaner and select uninstall
CleanUp with OTL
- Make sure you have an Internet Connection.
- Double-click OTL.exe to run it. (Vista users, please right click on OTL.exe and select "Run as an Administrator")
- Click on the CleanUp! button
- A list of tool components used in the Cleanup of malware will be downloaded.
- If your Firewall or Real Time protection attempts to block OTL to reach the Internet, please allow the application to do so.
- Click Yes to begin the Cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
- You should be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.
Turn On Automatic Updates
1. Click Start
, click Run,
, and then press ENTER
2. Click the Automatic Updates
tab, and then click to select one of the following options. We recommend that you select the Automatic (recommended)
Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them.
If you click this setting, click to select the day and time for scheduled updates to occur. You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day. Remember, your computer must be on at the scheduled time for updates to be installed. After you set this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to find updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site that apply to your computer. Updates are downloaded automatically in the background, and you are not notified or interrupted during this process. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. To pause or to resume the download, right-click the icon, and then click Pause or Resume. When the download is completed, another message appears in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation. If you choose not to install at that time, Windows starts the installation on your set schedule.
or visit http://www.windowsupdate.com
regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.Antispyware programs:
I would recommend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (all free), and the updating of them regularly
And finally! Some of my own tips for safe computing
- WinPatrol As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly. It will show you which programs on your system need to be updated and will provide a download link for you.
WOT = Web of Trust
- WOT, (Web of Trust), warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory.
- WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous sites:
- Green to go
- Yellow for caution
- Red to stop
- WOT's has an addon available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera.
- Make sure Realtime AV scanning is enabled. A Firewall is a definite plus.
- If you can't afford a cost effective virus protection then use some free online tools.
- Don't trust pop-ups that tell you that you may have spyware on your machine. Most of these are money making schemes designed to get you to buy their removal product, which in some cases also contain malware.
- Make back-ups of your most personal files frequently by whatever means you have available, i.e. Tape, CD, DVD, USB Drives, Ghost programs, etc. You never know when you'll have to reformat and start from scratch and without current backups of your personal files, you're basically at a lose. You can always reformat and reinstall programs, but you cannot replace your data if you haven't made backups.
- Uninstall and quit using P2P networking programs like uTorrent, Kazaa, BearShare, eMule and Limewire. These are your most likely weakest links if you're using them. Primarily most stuff transferred is illegally obtained and if you won't give it up you eventually pay the consequences.
- Don't give access to your computer to friends or family who appear to be clueless about what they are doing. Otherwise you'll come home from school/work one day and your computer will be trashed.
- In my opinion, a PC is just that, a PC (Personal Computer). Don't allow your children to talk you into any Windows cracks, hacks, or tweaks that could turn your computer into an expensive doorstop.
- When in doubt -- don't download it and don't install it until you've researched it.
Here are a few links you might find interesting that will educate and enhance your online surfing abilities: "So how did I get infected in the first place?"
by Tony Klein and updated by Corrine How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask! Any member on this site will be more then happy to guide you in your quest for safe surfing and to prevent infection.
Happy and safe computing!