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cyrawhite

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It is gone! Thanks so much!

I do have one question. When I run Ewido, it is saying I have a 193 infections. Do i get new infections every time I'm online?
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Awesome :tazz:

Actually, most likely what Ewido is finding is items in System Restore as well as tracking cookies.

The items in system restore do not pose a threat unless you use the feature. We can clear system restore points to get rid of those (but I have to make absolutely sure you're not having other problems before we do that!)

And to protect against other threats when you're online, I have some suggestions for protection programs to download.

You could also download a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox.
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As far as I can tell my computer is running really well. I only have 32 processes running, compared to what I use to have which was 41. In the performance section, it's not always on 100%. Couldn't never get it to go down even when the computer was idle. I knew there was something wrong with the computer just couldn't get rid of some of the processes. I can't think of any other problems at the moment. Thanks again
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Hello Cyra, that's great news! :tazz:

Just one other thing for you to do:

I strongly advise getting rid of SpywareBeGone. It is considered a rogue (fake) anti-spyware program. There are much better anti-spyware programs available:

aggressive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; free scanner uses out of date ref database; same company as Spyware Vanisher

You can read about it here: http://www.spywarewa...nti-spyware.htm

Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove programs and remove, if present:

SpywareBeGone or FreeScan

If it is not there, just continue with the rest of the instructions.

Then Run HiJackThis. Place a check next to this item and click FIX CHECKED:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Begone] c:\freescan\freescan.exe -FastScan

Close HiJackThis.

Delete the folder, if found:

c:\freescan

When you're absolutely sure you're not having any other problems, you can clear those items out of system restore:

1. Turn off System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

And that's it :)

Congratulations your log is clean! Great job on the clean up :)

I recommend checking the http://www.microsoft.com website periodically for critical updates to install.

If you McAfee is old or about to run out, I strongly recommend uninstalling it and installing one of the 3 excellent free anti-virus programs listed below.

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:

Detect and Remove Programs:
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
Prevention Programs:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Other necessary Programs:
  • AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Some very good free anti-virus programs are AVG, Avast, and Anti-Vir
  • Firewall<= A firewall is definitely a must have. Three good free versions are Sygate, Kerio, and ZoneAlarm.

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Hello Cyra

Glad you hung on in there. I was monitoring, but I dared not to interrupt two women having an e-conversation. :)

Michelle, awesome job! Thanks. :tazz:
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I would like to thank both of you for your help. I promise I will make a donation, just can't right now. just had a new baby and we are having it rough. sometime soon though. Thanks again
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You are very welcome! :tazz:

Don't worry about making a donation! We're just happy we were able to help you clean your system up! :)

Congratulations on the new baby!
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Ditto :tazz:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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.
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