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#16
ruggie_uk

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Yes there is a class - just follow this link http://www.geekstogo...-fight-malware/


Good news, it looks like your system is now clean. A good workman cleans up after himself so let's now attend to that :D

Tool Removal

We need to remove the tools we've used during cleaning your machine

  • Download Delfix from here
  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
    Also tick:
    • Activate UAC
    • Create registry backup
    • Purge system restore
    delfix-select.png
  • Click Run

The program will run for a few moments and then notepad will open with a log. Please paste the log in your next reply

Protection Software
As you have no antivirus installed, it is very important that you install one to help keep you safe.

Here are a couple of well respected antivirus utilities to consider, but remember to only have one installed at a time or conflicts can occur.

AVAST Antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials]http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/security-essentials-download]Microsoft Security Essentials

Keep your machine updated

Due to the ever-present tide of malware, it is important to ensure your computer is kept up-to-date to minimize the risk of future infection. An important step is to ensure that automatic updates are enabled.


To enable automatic updates:

Windows 7
To turn on Automatic Updates yourself, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, type Windows update in the search box, and then click Windows Update in the Programs list.
  • In the left pane, click Change settings.
  • Select the option that you want.
  • Under Recommended updates, select the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates or Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates check box, and then click OK.

It is recommended to install an anti-malware to help prevent reinfection.
Below are some free ones that can help keep you clean.

Malwarebytes AntiMalware

As you have installed Malwarebytes, I recommend that you keep this program and use it to help you stay clean.

The free version will scan your computer and fix the problems it finds but will not provide real-time protection. You must scan regularly to find any threats.
Consider purchasing the full version for active monitoring of threats.



Update Other Programs

Alongside keeping Windows updated, other programs installed on your computer should also be kept current as they too can introduce security risks.

Filehippo Update Checker will scan your computer for out of date programs and provide download links for the updates. This is worth doing on a regular basis.

Recommended Programs

Unchecky is a small service that runs in the background to help keep those "extra toolbars" and tag along search engines from automatically installing. By automatically directing you to a custom install with all the options unchecked, only what you manually choose and confirm gets installed. CryptoPrevent is a free program that prevents CryptoLocker / ransomware from infecting your PC by locking down the OS so the malware can not get a grip on your system.Web Of Trust is a browser add-on designed to alert the user before interacting with a potentially malicious website. It will highlight green if a site is known to be safe.
Adblock is a firefox browser add-on that blocks annoying banners, pop-ups and video ads.

General Advice

  • When browsing the internet, look closely at the links you click on. Some aren't always what they seem
  • Avoid Peer to Peer file sharing utilities, these are a minefield of malware infections.
  • Don't open email attachments unless you are expecting them. Even an email from your best friend can be infected, they might not have sent it.
  • Pay attention when installing a program to your computer, particularly to any check boxes that may appear during installation, it is common for unwanted software to be installed in this way.

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Essexboy

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

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