Hello, and welcome to the GeekstoGo Forums. My name is Jfcap
,and I will be helping you clean your system. I would like to start off by apologizing in the delay in our response time. We try not to let posts slip through the cracks, but things do happen due the the ammount of posts on our website, so again I apologize.Please read these instructions carefully and print them out! Be sure to follow ALL instructions!
Please RIGHT-CLICK: HERE
and go to Save As (in Internet Explorer it's "Save Target As") in order to download Grinler's reg file. Save it to your desktop.
" on your desktop and double-click it. When asked if you want to merge with the registry, click YES
. Wait for the "merged successfully" prompt then follow the rest of the instructions below.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove the following programs, if found:Security IGuard
Exit Add/Remove Programs.*IMPORTANT*CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW TO VIEW HIDDEN FILES
* Please download the Killbox by Option^Explicit
. *In the event you already have Killbox, this is a new version that I need you to download
* Save it to your desktop.
* Please double-click Killbox.exe
to run it.
* Select "Delete on Reboot
* Please copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + CC:\wp.exe
* Return to Killbox, go to the File
menu, and choose "Paste from Clipboard
* Click the red-and-white "Delete File
" button. Click "Yes
" at the Delete on Reboot prompt. Click "No
" at the Pending Operations prompt.
If your computer does not restart automatically, please restart it manually. While your computer is restarting, tap the F8 key continually until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, then hit enter.Make sure you can view hidden files.
Using Windows Explorer
, delete the following, if found, (please do NOT try to find them by "search" because they will not show up that way
FOLDERS to delete (in bold) if found:
C:\Program Files\Search Maid
C:\Program Files\Virtual Maid
C:\Program Files\Security IGuard
C:\Program Files\AdwareDeleteReboot into normal mode.1.)
Download The Hoster
Press "Restore Original Hosts" and press "OK". Exit Program.2.)
and Save As to download DelDomains.inf to your desktop.
To use: RIGHT-CLICK
DelDomains.inf on your desktop and select: Install (no need to restart)
Note: This will remove all entries in the "Trusted Zone" and "Ranges" also.3.)
Download, install, and run CleanUp!4.)
Run this online virus scan: ActiveScan
- Save the results from the scan!Post a new HiJackThis log along with the results from ActiveScan.