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Charlee

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Thanks for all of your help and time, I donated to your cause here and am so thankful that you have been so helpful to the mess on my computer. I also ran Search and Destroy on my main computer and it picked up 96 entries and that surprised me because it runs so well, ahaha...will always remember to use your services in the future if necessary. My son has some major problems on his laptop and is swamped with malware and spyware so I will tell him to come to this forum to see about getting help.
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It may not be considered Rogue, but it still isn't trusted :)

It was a pleasure helping you :)

Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:

Ensure you rehide your “hidden files and folders” back to the way they were.

Now that your system is Malware Free, it is important to reset your system Restore. Click Here to learn how to.

I recommend that you Defrag your computer before setting your Restore points:

Go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>Disk Defragmentor Make sure it set to the proper drive (default should be your main driver) and click on defragment


Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read How I got Infected
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:tazz: THANK YOU!!!! :)

This is great news and the computer has ran excellent since this morning per your last instructions.

I have reset my security settings and running a defrag now.
You are right, the antivirus that I am running has got me a little perplexed because for a long time TrendMicro did a good job and like some other companies got slack in the last year. I have a few months left and then I will definitely change. In the meantime I emailed them and let them know it is failing. Ahaha...

Thank you again so much for all your time and expertise and for all the tips here as well!!! Have a great week!

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your welcome!

good luck and safe surfing :)

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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