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Content.IE5 is not a laughing matter [Solved]


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Changing the version of IE will just open you up to infections, only by cleaning the temp files regularly will you keep it under control
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I know, but it wouldn't hurt to try. This problem with constantly losing space I've had for too long. I'm inspired by another similar thread someone made with the exact same problem that I have and he downgraded and no longer had the problem.


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I can no longer see any malware so I will remove my tools

Subject to no further problems :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

Remove tools

Download and run Delfix

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: Keep Java Updated :

WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article

I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser)

If you do need to keep Java then download JavaRa
Run the programme and select Remove Java Runtime. Uninstall all versions of Java present
Once done then run it again and select Update Java runtime > Download and install Latest version
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Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

CryptoPrevent install this programme to lock down and prevent crypto ransome ware

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Malwarebytes.

Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Unchecky

Click on the link above to be taken to Unchecky.com
click the very large Download button.
click Save
Click Open folder
Right click on the Unchecky_setup and choose to Run as Administrator
Once open click the Install button.
Then click on Finish
Unchecky is now installed and will help you keep unwanted check boxes unchecked, this is a fire and forget programme ;)

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide Best security practices Keep safe :wave:
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Hey thanks a lot for putting forth the effort, but I have a few questions,

Does cryptoprevent interfere with real time anti-virus tools?


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No all it does is place some restrictions in the registry to block the malware from running. https://www.foolishi.../cryptoprevent/
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I have been a victim of cryptowall, if someone becomes a victim of ransomware what happens to their original files that they cannot see, does this mean that the criminals can loook at those files and share those files with others or does this just mean they are gone from the owner forever?


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They are irrecoverable as the encryption key is held online for just a short period, the miscreants are not interested in the files just the money that you pay them
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Another question is can an infection of any kind get on a cd-r and if so can infections get on a linux bootable cd thats a cd-r?


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No an infection cannot get on a CD-R it can to a CD-RW though, as for Linux I have never used it
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Thanks for clarifying, I wanted to know about Linux because I have a bootable cd, so I am going to try and use that with a usb drive, even though the usb drive might be infected, so I should be able to remove infections apparent on the usb drive.


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If you have an infected USB

Download MCShield to your desktop and install
It will initially run a scan and show the result as a toaster by the system clock
Then in the control centre select scanner and tick unhide items on flash drives
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Plug in the drive and McShield will start a scan

Then get the log which will be located under the logs tab on the main page

And post that
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I was just about to look for MCSHIELD I read about in another forum entirely! :yes:

 

You've made it nice and convenient, thanks, hold on please!


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Ok, here it is.

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Did you insert the USB and allow MCShield to scan it
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Yes, the scan took 2 seconds, did I give you the right log because there were others?
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