Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

kids new laptop VERY infected with malware in 1st week [Solved]


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#16
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 69,964 posts
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
Select the options as shown
delfix.JPG

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

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:
  • 0

Advertisements


#17
AdamIsAdam

AdamIsAdam

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 185 posts

I'll run it and post back before deleting the programs.  Either way, I'll reply back.

 

Thanks again, as always!


  • 0

#18
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 69,964 posts
My pleasure, any questions then just ask :)
  • 0

#19
AdamIsAdam

AdamIsAdam

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 185 posts

computer ran well all evening for my son.  He's not home tonight, so I'll clean it up tomorrow and report back. 

 

Thanks again!


  • 0

#20
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 69,964 posts

:)


  • 0

#21
AdamIsAdam

AdamIsAdam

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 185 posts

EB,

I completed the cleanup and MAM software install and scan.

 

Thanks!

Adam

 

PS  Check your paypal account.  ;-)


  • 0

#22
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 69,964 posts
Thank you .. :thumbsup: Greatly appreciated :)
  • 0

#23
AdamIsAdam

AdamIsAdam

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 185 posts

Thank you .. :thumbsup: Greatly appreciated :)


No, thank YOU. This site is unbelievable.
  • 0

#24
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 69,964 posts
Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP