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RegSvr32 Error after infection [Solved]


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UAC: It's a personal thing, I use certain programs for work that are stand alone exe files,  these keep popping up boxes and it just gets frustrating so I disable it for ease of use more than anything.

 

IE11: I don't like the feel of, I have it on my laptop so never bothered upgrading this machine.

 

 

Adobe, done.

 

 

Thanks for all your help thus far, the annoying box has gone and quite surprised what you can find from a few scans, its been very helpful :)


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Hi  :)
 
Well, being absolutely honest I can uderstand that enabled UAC may be quite frustrating, just bare in mind that leaving it disabled may be a security risk.
 
More of that, leaving outdated IE is even a greater one. Internet Explorer, as built-in part of the System is very often exploited. If you will leave it this way, you will be very vulnerable to any sort of infections, even if you don't use it. 
 
Now time for some housekeeping, cause we are nearly finished  :)
 
Download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.

  • Run the tool by right click on the 51a5ce45263de-delfix.png icon and Run as administrator option.
  • Make sure that these ones are checked:
    • Remove disinfection tools
    • Purge system restore
    • Reset system settings
  • Push Run.
  • The program will run for a few seconds and display a notepad report.
  • Paste it for my review.

 

Cheers,

Naat  :)


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Hi,

 

I will upgrade to IE11, I wasn't aware you could still get attacked even if you don't use it, thanks for the heads up :)

 

 

# DelFix v10.7 - Logfile created 17/06/2014 at 09:57:48

# Updated 27/04/2014 by Xplode

# Username : James - JAMES-PC

# Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (64 bits)

 

~ Removing disinfection tools ...

 

Deleted : C:\zoek_backup

Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner

Deleted : C:\zoek-results.log

Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-06-06-120650.log

Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-06-09-082536.log

Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-06-09-084506.log

Deleted : C:\Users\James\Desktop\adwcleaner_3.212.exe

Deleted : C:\Users\James\Desktop\aswmbr.exe

Deleted : C:\Users\James\Desktop\OTL.exe

Deleted : C:\Users\James\Desktop\SecurityCheck.exe

Deleted : C:\Users\James\Downloads\aswmbr

Deleted : C:\Users\James\Downloads\aswmbr (1)

Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\OldTimer Tools

Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner

Deleted : HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ASWMBR

 

~ Cleaning system restore ...

 

Deleted : RP #48 [Scheduled Checkpoint | 05/21/2014 09:20:52]
Deleted : RP #49 [Scheduled Checkpoint | 05/29/2014 14:26:45]
Deleted : RP #50 [Scheduled Checkpoint | 06/05/2014 15:03:33]
Deleted : RP #51 [avast! antivirus system restore point | 06/06/2014 09:38:00]
Deleted : RP #52 [zoek.exe restore point | 06/06/2014 12:05:53]
Deleted : RP #53 [zoek.exe restore point | 06/09/2014 08:25:29]
Deleted : RP #54 [Installed Microsoft Fix it 50906 | 06/09/2014 08:32:52]
Deleted : RP #55 [zoek.exe restore point | 06/09/2014 08:42:54]
Deleted : RP #56 [zoek.exe restore point | 06/09/2014 08:49:25]

New restore point created !

~ Resetting system settings ... OK

 

 

########## - EOF - ##########


Edited by Jam3s, 17 June 2014 - 03:02 AM.

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Hi :)
Well, after all of this I think that you are ready to go!
 
Below you will find some general tips and my personal recommendations for staying clean and secure.  Take a couple of minutes to read them, maybe some of them will help you to stay better protected in the future  :)

First of all, staying updated is crucial, not only for your operating system, but also for any third-party installed software. Exploits are often found in software that is delivered by external vendors.

icon_exclaim.gif  java.gif Actually Java is one of the most vulnerable third party software products to malware (especially exploits).  I highly recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important piece of software, or at least disable it in your browsers.  If java is not necessary for you, but you want to keep it, please visit this link and disable it in your browsers.  Also remember to update it whenever a new release is available.

icon_exclaim.gif  Start%20Orb.jpg Bare in mind that the bugs will always appear, as well as matching fixes.  The best way to stay always updated is to enable automatic updates.
 

icon_idea.gif How-to for Windows 7

 

 
icon_exclaim.gif A few good methods to keep your installed software up to date would be to use Secunia Personal Software Inspector or FileHippo.

icon_exclaim.gif For good maintenance of your computer, these two are must-have in my opinion:

icon_arrow.gif  tfc.pngTFC
A small tool that is used to clean unneeded temporary files.  Very simple - you just run it and press the Start button.  Be sure to finish all your work and save it before using TFC, because it will kill all processes and force a reboot to do its job properly.
TFC Download
icon_arrow.gif  51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
The best scanner ever, used frequently on many forums to deal with malware.  It should be your first move when any unexpected symptoms will appear on your machine.  As you already installed it, bare in mind what the wise people around here say: that it is good to perform a scan from time to time.   Also remember that the free version is not equipped with automatic updates - so you need to update it manually before every scan.
Malwarebytes' homepage


Now please sit down, grab some coke  :pepsi:  and read this great article by GaryR and Wingman:
icon_exclaim.gifComputer Security - a short guide to staying safer online. icon_exclaim.gif
It is written with a very simple language for the people who are just average computer users.  Read it carefully and you will benefit from some useful advice about safe computing.

After that you may fully enjoy your clean computer once again!  :yes:

Or, if you wish to do so, you may read about some more and add some additional security programs that are purely optional.  I recommend them because they are very light (even invisible) but should limit your risk of getting infected in two cases involving infections spread by removable media and exploits.

icon_arrow.gif  McShield
McShield was designed to automaticaly scan and detect infections spread by any removable media like flash drives and media cards.  After the first installation it will perform a scan of your machine to determine whether it is infected or not, and later it will automatically scan any plugged-in removable media to search for any infections before it is accessible.
McShield - homepage

icon_arrow.gif  Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit
This tool is still in its beta-stage, but as far as I am concerned Malwarebytes' research team is still improving its functionality.  It is able to catch and block many exploits we are vulnerable to when surfing the net.
Malwarebytes' website

icon_arrow.gif  CryptoPrevent
The CryptoLocker infection is very severe and it leaves private files totally undecryptable.  Many great minds in the Antimalware community are trying to find a way to decrypt these files, but the cure is still unknown due to a very complicated encryption key that this nasty little bug uses.  The best way to prevent this is to use a small program called CryptoPrevent, which will set some extra policies for executing files in unusual locations.
CryptoPrevent - details & download

icon_arrow.gif  Unchecky
Lately we have observed a great infestation of various browser hijackers and adware, which sneak-in into our systems together with 3rd party apps we are installing.  This software runs silently in the background and discovers bundled toolbars and additional foistware that is trying to install itself.  Obviously it does not cover all of the possibilities so we still need to be careful when installing any new software.
Unchecky - homepage

Well, that's really all from me, unless you have any other questions.  If so, just shoot me another message and I will be very glad to answer them  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Naat :)


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Hi Naat,

 

Thank you for taking the time to help me with my issues, I have read the above and will implement your advice in many ways, once again thank you for the help & advice, it's much appreciated :)

 

Cheers,

James


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You are most welcome :)

 

Naat


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