That is good to hear that all files were recovered. Okay I have some tips for you.
Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs:
- SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
- SpywareGuard to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
- IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.
You should also have a good firewall. Here are 3 free ones available for personal use:
and a good antivirus (these are also free for personal use):
It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.
To keep your operating system up to date visit
monthly. And to keep your system clean run these free malware scanners
weekly, and be aware of what emails you open and websites you visit.
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klein: So how did I get infected in the first place?