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zep516

zep516

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Hi brent_818,

Great to hear!


Lets "clean up" the tools we used on your machine.

First

  • Double-click OTL Posted Image to start the program.
  • Copy and paste the following text below into the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom of OTL.

    :Commands
    [ClearAllRestorePoints]
    
  • Then click the Run Fix button.
  • Let the program run unhindered. When finished click on OK and close the log that appears.
  • Note: I do not need to review the log produced.
  • Now close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot.
  • On the OTL main screen, press the Posted Image button.
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

The above process will flush old System Restore Points and create a new, clean one as well as uninstalling the tools used in this process including OTL itself.

Next

1
  • Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again. Click on the Uninstall button.
  • Click Yes when asked are you sure you want to uninstall.
  • Both AdwCleaner.exe, its folder and all logs will be removed.

2 Right click the JRT Icon and choose delete.

3 Remove all log files from the desktop that we created

4 Empty recycle bin.

Special note on Java. Old Java versions should be removed after first clearing the Java Cache by following the instructions in:
http://www.java.com/...lugin_cache.xml
Then remove the old versions by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall all Java programs which are not Java Version 7 update 25 or better. These may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE. Get the latest version from Java.com. They will usually attempt to foist some garbage like the Ask toolbar, Yahoo toolbar or McAfee Security Scan on you as part of the download. Just uncheck the garbage before the download (or install) starts. If you use a 64-bit browser and want the 64-bit version of Java you need to use it to visit java.com.
Due to multiple security problems with Java we are now recommending that it not be installed unless you absolutely know you need it. If that is the case then you should go in to Control panels, Java, Security and set the slider to the highest level.

** Also make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat.

Whether you use adobe reader, acrobat or fox-it to read pdf files you need to disable Javascript in the program. There is an exploit out there now that can use it to get on your PC. For Adobe Reader: Start, All Programs, Adobe Reader, Edit, Preferences, Click on Javascript in the left column and uncheck Enable Acrobat Javascript. OK Close program. It's the same for Foxit reader except you uncheck Enable Javascript Actions.

Note I removed "Adobe reader" from your system because it was so out of date, and can be vulnerable to exploits. Adobe reader is used for reading PDF Files and is a big program.

You may reinstall Adobe from Here
Un-Check any pre-checked software offered before downloading.

Or If you're just reading an occasional PDF File, I would suggest installing the PDF Reader http://blog.kowalczy...df-viewer.html' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'> sumatra. Smaller footprint, less vulnerable. You can Also read about it Here

Last

I post this for everyone. There prevention steps

Turn On Automatic Updates:

Turn On Automatic Updates
1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, 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:

  • 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.

  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a new and powerful anti-malware tool. It is totally free but for real-time protection you will have to pay a small one-time fee. We used this to help clean your computer and recommend keeping it and using often.

** You already have Malwarebytes installed, just up-Date it and run it on occasion.

Please read this great article by miekiemoes How to prevent Malware
and this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place

Best wishes!

Joe :)
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