WinFix and maybe some other? My log [RESOLVED]
Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:59 PM
Posted 26 September 2005 - 03:17 PM
It was a pleasure helping you
Great job, it appears your computer is clean
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:
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.
The following free programs are great for prevention:
A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)
There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:
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:
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
Posted 26 September 2005 - 08:30 PM
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!
Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:31 PM
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