No, that is not malware related. I will close this topic after posting the following procedures and I recommend that you open a new topic in the Windows Forum
where helpers extremely more qualified than I in these matters will be able to assisst you.Congratulations
, your log shows that your SYSTEM IS CLEAN
1.Re-hide your System Files and Folders to prevent any future accidents.
2. Here are some tips to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future:Make sure you keep your Windows OS current
by visiting Windows update
regularly to download and install any critical updates and service packs. With out these you are leaving the backdoor open.I strongly recommend installing the following applications
To protect yourself further
- Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
- Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
- 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.
- Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
- MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer 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.
And also see TonyKlein's good advice So how did I get infected in the first place?