Thank you for the info. Your machine is malware free...how is it doing?
We have a few items left to button up some programs that you have to decrease your vulnerability to infection.
Step#1 - FRST Fix
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system
1. Download attached file and save it to the Desktop.
Note. It's important that both files, FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work (in this case...the desktop).
2. Run FRST64 by Right-Clicking on the file and choosing Run as administrator.
3. Press the Fix button just once and wait. If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
4. When finished FRST64 will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post the contents of it in your reply.
Step#2 - Keeping Java Updated
If you don't use Java or don't know if you need Java, please simply skip this step.
WARNING: Java is one of the most exploited programs at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java. You can read more about this here.
I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software. If you need it or are unsure or uncomfortable with removing it then I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it and then enable it at that time. (See How to disable Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser). If you don't uninstall it, it's also important that you follow the directions below to update to the latest version of Java.
1. Go to this page to download the latest version of Java SE Runtime Environment JRE 8 Update 40.
2. When you click this link you will need to click the "Accept License Agreement" radio button and then click on the "Windows x86 Offline" installer link. You will notice that there is also a Windows x64 link option, however even if you are using a 64-bit operating system, it's very likely you aren't running a 64-bit browser and should only download the "Windows x86 Offline" installer. To determine if you are using a 64-bit browser you can follow these instructions. If you find that you ARE using a 64-bit browser then you can download the "Windows x64" one.
3. Once you click on the appropriate link, please download this to your Desktop like we have with all of our tools.
4. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
5. Now we need to uninstall all versions of Java that are currently on your machine before we install the newest version. Go to Add/Remove programs (instructions are here) and uninstall any item that appears in the list that has the following as part of the name: We Already Uninstalled This program
6. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
7. Then from your desktop, right click on the file that was downloaded (jre-8u40-windows-i586.exe or jre-8u40-windows-x64.exe) and select Run as an Administrator to install the latest version. Accept all the defaults and you're good to go.
Note: Java has been notorious for installing foistware (software downloaded without the users knowledge). If you follow the instructions I provided no foistware will be installed but that doesn't mean it won't in the future. While performing the install of this software or any software for that matter, pay attention to each screen and ensure you uncheck any extra software that you don't want installed (i.e. Ask Toolbar, Chrome Browser, etc.).
Step#3 - Keep Adobe Reader Updated
1. Uninstall Adobe Reader.
2. Install the newest version from this website.
Note: Make sure to uncheck the Optional Offer (i.e. Google Chrome, Google Toolbar) unless you really want it.
1. Open Adobe Reader
2. Select Edit from the menu and select Preferences
4. Click OK and close the program.
NOTE: Many installers, including Adobe Reader, offer third-party downloads that are installed automatically when you do not uncheck certain checkboxes. While most of the time not being malicious you usually do not want these on your computer. Be careful during the installation process and you will avoid seeing tons of new unwanted toolbars in your favorite web browser.
Please let me know when these are complete. Thank you.