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Ok thanks. i going to do a reboot avast scan then malwarebyte scan to see if there is anything else. Will post the latest FRST after the 2 scans.


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This is the latest log after avast virus scan and malwarebytes scan. no virus or trojan found.

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Looks good.  I think you're clean. 

 



You can uninstall or delete any tools we had you download and their logs.


Remove all but the last restore point:

    Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then,

in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

    If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

    In the Disk Cleanup for (drive letter) dialog box, click Clean up system files. Administrator permission required If you're

prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

    Click the More Options tab, under System Restore and Shadow Copies, click Clean up.

    In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, click Delete.

    Click Delete Files, and then click OK.


To hide hidden files again:

Vista or Win7

# Open the Control Panel menu and click Folder Options.
# After the new window appears select the View tab.
# Remove the check in the  checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
# Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Do not Show hidden files and folders.
# Check the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
# Press the Apply button and then the OK button and exit My Computer.

Also make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat.  

Whether you use adobe reader, acrobat or fox-it to read pdf files you need to disable Javascript in the program.  There is an

exploit out there now that can use it to get on your PC.  For Adobe Reader:  Start, All Programs, Adobe Reader, Edit,

Preferences, Click on Javascript in the left column and uncheck Enable Acrobat Javascript.  OK Close program.  It's the same for

Foxit reader except you uncheck Enable Javascript Actions.

Unless you have the latest version of Avast which has its own update checker:  To help keep your programs up-to-date you should

download and run the UpdateChecker:
http://www.filehippo.../updatechecker/
(You don't need to download Betas and if there is a program you don't use you can just uninstall it rather than update it.  

Exception is MSN messenger which appears to be part of Windows.)
If you get a blocked program notice after installing updatechecker then change it to not run at start then manually run it once a

week.

 Seems to work best if Firefox is the default browser.  Windows always hides its icon so you need to unhide it.  Click on the up

arrow to the left of the clock.  Then click on Customize.  Maximize the window so you can see all of the options.  Scroll Down

and find the File Hippo UpdateChecker and change its Behaviors to Show Icon and Notifications.  OK.  When you reboot you should

see the icon.  It will take it a minute to finish checking then it will put up a bubble if you need to update something. Click on

the bubble and it should open in your browser.  (Seems to work best if it uses Firefox.  If you do not use Firefox as your

default browser then right click on the icon and click on Settings. Then on Results.  Change the Open Results in Default Browser

to Custom Browser and then select the line that has Firefox.exe in it.  While there, also check Hide Beta Versions.  OK. )  You

will see a list of programs that have updates with green down arrows next to them.  You do not need to download any Beta

Versions.  There is an option Settings to Hide Beta Versions.  I do not advise updating Windows Messenger unless you really use

it so I right click on the Icon and Customize Results then find Microsoft Messenger and change Show All Releases to Hide All

Releases.  OK.


If you use Chrome/Firefox/IE then get the AdBlock Plus Add-on.  Go to adblockplus.org with each browser and get the add-on.

If Chrome/Firefox is slow loading make sure it only has the current Java add-on.  Then download and run Speedy Fox.
http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox.  Close Chrome/Firefox. Hit Optimize.   You can run it any time that Chrome/Firefox seems

slow.

Be warned:  If you use Limewire, utorrent or any of the other P2P programs you will almost certain be coming back to the Malware

Removal forum.  If you must use P2P then submit any files you get to http://virustotal.combefore you open them.

Due to a recent rise in the number of Crytolocker infections I am now recommending you install:

CryptoPrevent

http://www.foolishIT.../cryptoprevent/

The free version does not update on its own so you should check for updated versions once in a while.  If you notice things not working correctly after the install you can uninstall it the usual way.



If you have a router, log on to it today and change the default password!  If using a Wireless router you really should be using

encryption on the link.  Use the strongest (newest) encryption method that your router and PC wireless adapter support especially

if you own a business.  See http://www.king5.com...rivacy-dangers-

120637284.html and http://www.seattlepi...ted-1344185.phpfor why

encryption is important.  If you don't know how, visit the router maker's website.  They all have detailed step by step

instructions or a wizard you can download.

Special note on Java.  Old Java versions should be removed after first clearing the Java Cache by following the instructions in:
http://www.java.com/...lugin_cache.xml
Then remove the old versions by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall all Java programs which are not Java

Version 8 update 51 or better.  These may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine,

Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE.  Get the latest version from Java.com.  They will usually attempt to foist some

garbage like the Ask toolbar, Yahoo toolbar or McAfee Security Scan on you as part of the download.  Just uncheck the garbage

before the download (or install) starts.  If you use a 64-bit browser and want the 64-bit version of Java you need to use it to

visit java.com.

Due to multiple security problems with Java we are now recommending that it not be installed unless you absolutely know you need

it.  IF that is the case then go to Control Panel, Java, Security and slide it up to the highest level.  OK.

Make sure Windows Updates is turned and that it works.  Go to Control panel, Windows Updates and see if it works.  


My help is free but if you wish to show your appreciation, please donate to Kwiaht instead of me. It's a local environmental

organization that I volunteer with: http://www.kwiaht.org/donate.htm


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Thanks again. Will take recommendations into considerations. Not much but donated to show appreciation.


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