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And finally, a log of DelFix.

 

But before, a question.

Which exact system settings did it reset? What should I check now and set back the way I like?

 

 

# DelFix v10.7 - Logfile created 21/07/2014 at 19:54:59
# Updated 27/04/2014 by Xplode
# Username : User - USER-PC
# Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bits)

~ Removing disinfection tools ...

Deleted : C:\FRST
Deleted : C:\zoek_backup
Deleted : C:\TDSSKiller.3.0.0.40_14.07.2014_12.03.49_log.txt
Deleted : C:\TDSSKiller.3.0.0.40_14.07.2014_12.06.02_log.txt
Deleted : C:\zoek-results.log
Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-07-13-081059.log
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\Addition.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\CKScanner.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\Fixlog.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\FRST.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\FRST64.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\SecurityCheck.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\tdsskiller.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\TFC.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\ZOEK unfinished log.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\User\Desktop\zoek.exe
Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\OldTimer Tools

~ Cleaning system restore ...

Deleted : RP #38 [Windows Update | 07/09/2014 03:06:19]
Deleted : RP #39 [zoek.exe restore point | 07/13/2014 08:06:45]
Deleted : RP #40 [Windows Update | 07/13/2014 11:02:47]
Deleted : RP #41 [zoek.exe restore point | 07/13/2014 21:49:14]
Deleted : RP #42 [Windows Update | 07/18/2014 22:08:10]

New restore point created !

~ Resetting system settings ... OK

########## - EOF - ##########
 


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Hi Vlad! :)
 
Answering to your question: as far as I know, reset system settings hides known file extensions & hidden system files/folders (as most part of our tools make it visible).

 

If you'd like me to check your other computers, please post in this thread and I will be happy to analyze your logs :)

 

 
 
Now let me send you on your merry way with this one machine! 

 
Below you will find my thoughts about securing your machine. Go ahead through it, you will benefit from some useful advice about safe computing.

 

Recommended reading:

 

icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - security tips: Computer Security - a short guide to staying safer online.
icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - general maintenance: What to do if your Computer is running slowly?

 


Recommended additional software:

 

icon_arrow.gif TFC - to clean unneeded temporary files.
icon_arrow.gif Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.
icon_arrow.gif Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.
icon_arrow.gif McShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.
icon_arrow.gif CryptoPrevent - to secure yourself from very severe CryptoLocker infection.
icon_arrow.gif Unchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.


Now if you have any other questions, feel free to ask me. Otherwise simply acknowledge my recommendations and this topic will be closed.

 


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Stay safe,
Naat :)


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Hi Vlad! :)
 
Answering to your question: as far as I know, reset system settings hides known file extensions & hidden system files/folders (as most part of our tools make it visible).

 

If you'd like me to check your other computers, please post in this thread and I will be happy to analyze your logs :)

 

Hey Naat. Thanks for all the help. I don't think there's a lot of sense currently in wasting your time on more logs, because the problem seem to disappear, and I hope, for good. Whatever it was.

Thank you also for the links, I will study them.

 

Last question.

Do you think it's wise to hide extensions? I mean, isn't this the very obvious way of getting infected, to get some file that has a Word icon, and you don't see it's an .exe, so you run it?

I never understood why Microsoft made it a default setting, and I would expect you guys actually recommend people to turn extensions on. :upset:


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It depends.

I understand doubts about the hidden extensions, but think about it the other way - with extensions revealed, user may unknowingly change it along with the filename and make in unusable. It's all about the common sense.

:)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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