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Malware Infection Removal (iexplore.exe won't close) [Closed] [Sol


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Pyxis

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You can undo the changes it made if you know it won't make you vulnerable. I will now proceed to giving to tips on how to maintain your system as it is. Anytime you encounter an infection again, please do not hesitate to go back here at Geeks to Go. :)

Remove, Disable, or Update Java

As Java is the 'most exploited program at this time', I recommend that you remove it unless you need it. If so, it is prudent to 'disable it in your web browser(s)' while ensuring your copy is always up-to-date. Older versions are prone to exploits and vulnerabilities.
  • Download the latest 'Java' installation and save it to your desktop.
    • You need to uninstall any previous Java installations.
      • For Windows XP: Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
      • For Windows Vista: Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program.
      • For Windows 7: Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program.
      • For Windows 8: Navigate to Start > Start Context Menu > Programs and Features or Uninstall a Program.
    • Search the list for previous installations of Java such as all versions below:
      • Java™ 8 Update 51
    • Proceed to uninstalling the old versions and install the one you've just downloaded.
Update Your Anti-Virus Every Day

Updating

Ensuring that you have one anti-virus installed in your system is a good way to prevent being infected. You must always make sure to update your anti-virus every day; anti-virus companies see to to it that the latest definition updates are distributed to be up to par with the propagation of malware. Your anti-virus is useless if you do not update it.


Scanning

Set a scanning routine. Ensure that you do a full scan with your anti-virus monthly. This is part of maintaining a clean system--a scanning routine proves to be effective. You can never be sure when your computer has caught an infection.


If you have any unresolved issues with regard to this thread or you need more :help: please ask me. I would assist you further, should it be required. Otherwise, enjoy your clean system.

:cheers:

Thank you.
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Pyxis

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Since this issue appears to be resolved, this topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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