Step 1: Tool Removal with Delfix and Creation of a clean restore point
- Download Delfix from here
- Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
- Create registry backup
- Purge system restore
- Click Run
You can uninstall ESET Online Scanner at this time.
I recommend keeping Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed. Make sure to update it and run it at least once a week. If it finds things such as PUP's (Potentially Unwanted Programs) you can delete those with no worries. However, if it finds something like a trojan, come see us.
Step 2: Program Updates and Link to Network Forum
Update Avira Anti-Virus
Your Avira anti-virus is out of date. Please update it by clicking the icon in the taskbar and select Start Update
Update Adobe Reader
- Malware will exploit any vulnerabilities it can find in outdated software. If you are using Adobe Reader for reading pdf files, try using FoxIt Reader. It is a very capable alternative to Adobe.
- Please click here to download FoxIt Reader.
- If you wish to continue to use Adobe Reader, then please update it by clicking here.
- Please remember to uncheck the option to install McAfee's Security Suite.
Your current version of Chrome is out of date. Please click the link below to go to Google's page to download the latest version.
Link to Network Forum
Please click the link below to go to our Network forums. If you'd like them to check your connection, please begin a new topic, and also let them know that your machine has been cleared of malware.
Step 3: Tips, Information, and Optional Installation of Unchecky
- Watch what you open in your emails. If you get an email from an unknown source with any attached files, do not open it.
- Install and keep only one anti-virus on your machine. Update it and scan your machine with it at least once a week.
- Be careful of the websites you visit.
- When installing new programs, don't be "click happy" and click through the screens. Many programs come with adware in them and are set to install them by default. Several programs require that you uncheck or select no to prevent the installation. Take your time and read each screen as you go.
Installation of Unchecky
This is a very good little program that will automatically uncheck any boxes during a software installation. This helps prevent the software from installing any malware that is by default checked while the program is being installed.
Click here to be taken to Unchecky.com
Click the very large Download button.
Once downloaded, double click the program (Vista, Win 7, and 8, right click and Run as Administrator)
Once open, click the Install button.
Then click Finish
Unchecky is now installed and will help you keep unwanted check boxes unchecked.
Step 4: Protection Against CryptoLocker
CryptoLocker is a ransomware program that was released around the beginning of September 2013 that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. This ransomware will encrypt certain files using a mixture of RSA & AES encryption. When it has finished encrypting your files, it will display a CryptoLocker payment program that prompts you to send a ransom of either $100 or $300 in order to decrypt the files. This screen will also display a timer stating that you have 72 hours, or 4 days, to pay the ransom or it will delete your encryption key and you will not have any way to decrypt your files. This ransom must be paid using MoneyPak vouchers or Bitcoins. Once you send the payment and it is verified, the program will decrypt the files that it encrypted.
Please download and install CryptoPrevent to lock your machine down from this infection.
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