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Hello! Welcome to Malwarebytes Forums! :welcome:
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.

Before we begin, please note the following:

  • I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
  • The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
  • Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
  • Instructions that I give are for your system only!
  • Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
  • Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
  • Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.

 

 

STEP 1

 

Please go ahead and uninstall the following program from the Control Panel.

 

7-Zip UPDATE Packages

 

 

 

STEP 2

 

Please download LSPFix.exe from here => LSPFix.exe and save it to your desktop.


 

STEP 3

 

 

Please download the following file => fixlist.txt and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.
 

 

STEP 4

 

 

If your computer is unable to connect to internet after the script above then please try the following:

 

A)

 

Run the LSPFix.exe that you have downloaded earlier.

Check the I know what I'm doing box.
In the Keep box you should see one or more instances of CatWSPrx.dll and CatWSPrx64.dll
Select every instance of CatWSPrx.dll and CatWSPrx64.dll and move each one to the Remove box by clicking the >> button.
When you are done click Finish.
If no CatWSPrx.dll and CatWSPrx64.dll files are found then exit the program and try the next set of steps.

 

B)

 

If still no joy then please proceed with the steps below:

 

Please click Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator".

Copy/paste the following text at the command prompt and press enter after each line:
 

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /flushdns

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset all

netsh interface ipv4 reset

netsh interface ipv6 reset

Next please Control Panel => Open up Network and Internet and go to the Network and Sharing Center.

 

Click on Change adapter settings on the left hand panel.

 

This will bring up a list of adapters present on your computer. Most people will have a Local Area Connection while laptop users will add a Wireless Network Connection and possibly a Bluetooth Network Connection...go ahead and right click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties.

NOTE: These steps do not change if you are modifying the Wireless Network Connection instead.

 

If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

 

Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.

 

Click the two radio buttons that say Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

Click OK, and then Close to finish.

Reboot the computer in order the changes to take effect.

 

 

C) If you are still unable to connect to Internet then go ahead and use System Restore to bring the system back to its previous state.

  1. Open System Restore by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818. In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_48. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If there is a recommended restore point, click Choose a different restore point, and then click Next.

    • If there isn't a recommended restore point, click Next.

  3. Click the restore point that you want, and then click Next.

    To view the programs and drivers that will be affected (which could include programs that will be deleted), click Scan for affected programs.

  4. Review the restore point, and then click Finish.

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Simple double-click on FRST64.exe icon to run it (this is the same program you used to generate the logs in your first reply).

Then download the fixlist.txt from my previous post and save it to the folder where FRST64.exe is located.

Next click on the Fix button once and wait.

If asked to reboot do so and post back the log which should popup automatically after restart in your next reply.

 

Note: print the rest of the instructions before you proceed with the fix to be sure you will be able to connect to internet again in case of problems after the fix!

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Hi,

 

Nice work! :)

Let's check for PUPs leftovers:

 

 

STEP 1

 

 

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.
  • After the scan has finished click on the Clean button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[s0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.

 

 

STEP 2

 

 

thisisujrt.gif  Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.

 

That's it for now. smile.png

Since we have different time zone and here is (00.05 a.m.) I need some sleep. I'm very tired and I'm about to fall asleep during typing. tongue.png

I will speak with you tomorrow. ;)

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Hi,

 

 

Nice work. We are almost done here. :)

Let's check for malware leftovers:

 

 

STEP 1

 

 

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0.4.1028 Final to your desktop.
 

  • Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.4.1028.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
  • Click Finish.
  • On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection subtab, Detection Options, tick the box 'Scan for rootkits'.
  • Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • With some infections, you may see this message box.
    • 'Could not load DDA driver'
  • Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
  • Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
  • When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.
  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click 'Copy to Clipboard'
  • Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply.

 

 

STEP 2

 

 

 

1.Please download HitmanPro.

  • For 32-bit Operating System - dEMD6.gif.
  • This is the mirror - dEMD6.gif
  • For 64-bit Operating System - dEMD6.gif
  • This is the mirror - dEMD6.gif

2.Launch the program by double clicking on the 5vo5F.jpg icon. (Windows Vista/7 users right click on the HitmanPro icon and select run as administrator).

Note: If the program won't run please then open the program while holding down the left CTRL key until the program is loaded.

3.Click on the next button. You must agree with the terms of EULA. (if asked)

4.Check the box beside "No, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer".

5.Click on the next button.

6.The program will start to scan the computer. The scan will typically take no more than 2-3 minutes.

7.When the scan is done click on drop-down menu of the found entries (if any) and choose - Apply to all => Ignore <= IMPORTANT!!!

 

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8.Click on the next button.

9.Click on the "Save Log" button.

10.Save that file to your desktop and post the content of that file in your next reply.
 
Note: if there isn't a dropdown menu when the scan is done then please don't delete anything and close HitmanPro

Navigate to C:\ProgramData\HitmanPro\Logs open the report and copy and paste it to your next reply.

 

Note: Programdata is hidden by default. Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:
How to see hidden files in Windows

 

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

www.malwarebytes.org

 

Scan Date: 2/21/2015

Scan Time: 10:01:22 AM

Logfile: 

Administrator: No

 

Version: 2.00.4.1028

Malware Database: v2015.02.21.04

Rootkit Database: v2015.02.20.01

License: Trial

Malware Protection: Enabled

Malicious Website Protection: Enabled

Self-protection: Disabled

 

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1

CPU: x64

File System: NTFS

User: Cindy

 

Scan Type: Threat Scan

Result: Completed

Objects Scanned: 363652

Time Elapsed: 20 min, 52 sec

 

Memory: Enabled

Startup: Enabled

Filesystem: Enabled

Archives: Enabled

Rootkits: Enabled

Heuristics: Enabled

PUP: Enabled

PUM: Enabled

 

Processes: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Modules: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Registry Keys: 3

PUP.Optional.GorillaPrice.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\GorillaPrice, Quarantined, [ea2ea47d7d0d0e282d591cbe09fa0cf4], 

PUP.Optional.Lasaoren.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\MEDIAPLAYER\SHIMINCLUSIONLIST\binkiland.exe, Quarantined, [70a842df8bff4beb39292a6ba06321df], 

PUP.Optional.TidyNetwork.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-1683695372-2207731238-2968974570-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\TidyNetwork, Quarantined, [5dbb0d145535b6801bbb13c5a06349b7], 

 

Registry Values: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Registry Data: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Folders: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Files: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

Physical Sectors: 0

(No malicious items detected)

 

 

(end)

HitmanPro_20150221_1056.log

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Hello,

 

 

This is the last set of steps before my final recommendations:

 

 

STEP 1

 

 

We need to delete two registry remnants of adware

 

Please download the following file => fixlist.txt and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.

 

 

 

STEP 2

 

 

Before I let you go I'd like to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan.
 

  • Please download and the run exe from the link below:
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Check esetAcceptTerms.png
  • Click the esetStart.png button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check the option beside: Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications
  • Now click on Advanced Settings and make sure that the option Remove found threats is NOT checked, and select the following:
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth Technology
    • Click on the Change button and select only Operating memory and drive C:\

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  • Push the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push esetListThreats.png
  • Push esetExport.png, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the esetBack.png button.
  • Push esetFinish.png

 

 

STEP 3

 

 

Also let's check for outdated and vulnerable software on your pc

 

 

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.

  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

 

and then if there aren't any issues left I'll give you my final recommendations. smile.png

Let me know for any remaining issues.

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Hi,

 

 

STEP 1

 

We Need to Run a Batch Script to delete a few files

  1. Press the Windows Logo in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. In the 10-16-2011%204-33-46%20PM.png box, enter notepad and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to format and make sure that wordwrap is unchecked. <--- important !!!
  4. Highlight the contents of the following codebox, and copy and paste that text into notepad.
     
    del /f /s /q "C:\Users\Cindy\Documents\unorganized stuff\iLividSetupV1.exe"
    del /f /s /q "C:\Users\Cindy\Documents\unorganized stuff\pivot_setup_snapfiles.exe"
    del /f /s /q "C:\Users\Cindy\Documents\unorganized stuff\Unconfirmed 18543.crdownload"
    del /f /s /q "C:\Users\Cindy\Documents\unorganized stuff\YouTubeDownloaderSetup34.exe"
  5. Select File -> Save.
  6. Press the Desktop button on the left side of the save dialog.
  7. In the 10-16-2011%204-37-58%20PM.png box, type in Fix.bat.
  8. Press 10-16-2011%204-36-39%20PM.png.
  9. Close Notepad.
  10. Right click 10-16-2011%204-34-34%20PM.png on your desktop, and choose 10-16-2011%204-40-48%20PM.png.
  11. Press Yes if prompted by User Account Control.


 

 

 

STEP 2

 

 

UPDATING TASKS:

 

 

Your Adobe Reader is out of date.
Older versions may have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please download Adobe Reader 11.0.10 to your PC's desktop.
 

  • Uninstall Adobe Reader 10.1.13 via Start => Control Panel > Uninstall a program
  • Install the new downloaded updated software.

 

Your Mozilla Firefox is out of date!
Download and install the latest version Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1 Final
Do a backup of your existing profile using Mozbackup or FEBE before you proceed with the update just in case.


Let me know how are things now.

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Hi,

 

Thank you for following my instructions perfectly! bounce.gif

 

 

Now that we are at the end of our journey I have some final words for you. smile.png
All Clean !
Your machine appears to be clean, please take the time to read below on how to secure the machine and take the necessary steps to keep it Clean.

 

 

STEP 1 - CLEANUP



To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created, please do the following:

 

 

Download the following file => fixlist.txt and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
It's no needed to post the log this time.

 

  • Next please download Delfix.exe by Xplode and save it to your desktop.
  • Please start it and check the box next to "Remove disinfection tools" and click on the run button.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

 

Note: If any tool, file, log file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

 

 

STEP 2 - SECURITY ADVICES


Change all your passwords !


Since your computer was infected for peace of mind, I would however advise you that all (or as much possible) your passwords be changed including those for bank accounts, credit cards and home loans, PIN codes etc) just in case.

 

Many of the modern malware samples have backdoor abilities and can steal confidential information from the compromised computer. Also you should check for any suspicious transactions if such occur. If you find out that you have been victim to fraud contact your bank or the appropriate institution for assistance.
Use different passwords for all your accounts. Also don't use easy passwords such as your favorite teams, bands or pets because this will allow people to guess your password.
You can use Password Generator - Norton Identity Safe to create random passwords and then install an application like KeePass Password Safe or LastPass to store them for easy access. If you do Online Banikng please read this article: Online Banking Protection Against Identity Theft

 

If you're storing passwords in the browser to access websites than they are non encrypted well. Only if you use Firefox with master password protection, this provide better security. You can add Secure Login to prevent Java and other exploits when log-in.

 

 

Keep your antivirus software turned on and up-to-date

 

 

  • New viruses come out every minute, so it is essential that you have the latest signatures for your antivirus program to provide you with the best possible protection from malicious software.
  • Note: You should only have one antivirus installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as impairing the performance of your PC.
  • Note: You should scan your computer with an antimalware program like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.
  • Be sure to check for and download any definition updates prior to performing a scan.
  • Also keep in mind that MBAM is not a replacement for antivirus software, it is meant to complement the protection provided by a full antivirus product and is designed to detect the threats that are missed by most antivirus software.

 

Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently

 

  • It is important that you visit Windows Update regularly.
  • This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer.
  • If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.
  • It is possible for other programs on your computer to have security vulnerability that can allow malware to infect you.
  • Therefore, it is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities.
  • You can check these by visiting Personal Software Inspector or you can use the following application for this purpose PatchMyPC

 

 

Be prepared for CryptoLocker and similar threats:
 

Check the article below for more information:

The ascension of Crypto-Ransomware and what you need to know to protect yourself

 

Since the prevention is better than cure you can use CryptoPrevent (described in the link above) to secure the PC against these lockers. Keep in mind that if you choose high protection level in CryptoPrevent then you can encounter some problems with the installed applications. You may need to lower the protection level if you encounter such problems or to add the entries to the whitelist:

 

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I would not recommend you to use the latest option which is still in BETA. Many programs will not work when the Maximum Protection + Program Filtering (BETA) setting is activated...

 

Also you may need to disable the protection sometimes before you can install new software or apply updates and when you are done then you need to re-apply the protection. It can be very annoying, but still better than losing all of the documents because of Cryptolocker and his variants.

 

Also I usually recommend to users to install HIPS based software but this type software is only effective in the right hands since it require from the users to take the right decisions.
 
HIPS based software controls what an application is allowed to do and not allowed to do.
It monitors what each application tries to do, how it use the internet and give you the ability to block any suspicious activity occurring on your computer.
In my opinion the best way to prevent an unknown malware from gaining access is to use some HIPS programs (like COMODO Firewall) to control the access rights of legitimate applications, although this would only be advisable for experienced users. (so if you don't feel comfortable using such software then please skip this advice).
 
It takes some time and knowledge to configure it for individual purposes but once done, you should not have a problems with it.
More information about HIPS can be found here: What is Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) and how does it work?

 

Comodo Firewall/Internet Security can protect the data if you add all local disks to Protected Files and Folders.

 

Panda have an option (similar to this offered by Comodo) called Data Shield which can help you to protect your data against ransomware.

What is the Data Shield protection of Panda 2015? but if you choose to stick to Panda then you should uninstall AVG Internet Security 2015 first.

 

However using such programs on business computers can be very difficult since the users will receive a lot of pop-ups with questions and probably will be impossible for them to work in a efficient way...

 

You may want to check Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and add install it to be safe when surfing the net. It work with the most popular browsers and it is very effective. See the article here.

 

There are other programs worth checking like HitmanPro.Alert (similar to Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit but incompatible with it), SecureAplus, VoodooShield (similar to SecureAplus), Emet etc, but they are too complicated for the average user.

 

Keep in mind to choose carefully in order to avoid conflicts or instability caused by incompatible security programs.
Also having more than one "real-time" program can be a drain on your PC's efficiency so please refrain doing so.

 

If these kind of programs are difficult for you to use then you can use a standard user account with UAC enabled. If you need administrative privileges to perform some tasks, then you can use Run As or log on as the administrator account for that specific task.

 

 

 

Practice Safe Internet


One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will.  Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely:

  • If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that.  Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer.
  • .zip, .exe, .com, .bat, .pif, .scr, .cmd or .vbs do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type.
  • If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is.  The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book.
  • If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. For an example of these types of popups, or Foistware, you should read this article:
    Foistware, And how to avoid it. There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams.  For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: About Malwares, Rogues, Scarewares, SmitfraudFix
  • Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message  or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you.  We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window.  If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake.
  • Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do.
  • When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it.
  • Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections. Avoid using cracks and unknown programs from sources you don't trust. There are MANY alternative open-source applications. Malware writers just love cracks and keygens, and will often attach malicious code into them. By using cracks and/or keygens, you are asking for problems. So my advice is - stay away from them!
  • Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site. Note: skip this advice if your antivirus have a Web Guard.
  • DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software.
  • You may want to install unchecky to prevent adware bundled into many free programs to install. Please keep in mind that this program is a beta version of a product and not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability.

 

 

Tweak your browsers
 

MOZILLA FIREFOX

 

To prevent further infections be sure to install the following add-ons AdBlock Plus
 

Adblock Plus hides all those annoying (and potentially dangerous) advertisements on websites that try and tempt you to buy or download something. AdBlock not only speeds up your browsing and makes it easier on your eyes, but also makes it safer.

 

Adblock Plus can be found here.
 
Do not add to many filters subscriptions because it will slow down your browser startup time.
 
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You can take a look at NoScript as well but NoScript is only for advanced users as it blocks all the interactive parts of a webpage, such as login options. Obviously you wouldn’t want to block your ability to log on to your internet banking or your webmail, but thankfully you can tell NoScript to allow certain websites and block others. This is very useful to ensure that the website you’re visiting is not trying to tempt you to interact with another, more dangerous website.

 

You can download it from here
You can find the optimal settings here
A tutorial on how to use it can be found here

 

 

Ad-Muncher is now free so you can give it a try as well.

 

 

 

Google Chrome

 
If you like Google Chrome there are many similar extensions for this browser as well. Since I am not a Google Chrome user I can't tell you which of them are good and how they work. You should find out by yourself.

However Google Chrome can block a lot of unknown malware because of his sandbox.Beware of the fact that Google Chrome doesn't provide master password protection for your saved in the browser passwords. Check this out: Google Chrome security flaw offers unrestricted password access


 
For Internet Explorer read the article below:


Security and privacy features in Internet Explorer

 

 

Immunize your browsers with SpywareBlaster 5 and MVPS HOSTS.

Also you can change your DNS settings with these 8.26.56.26 and 8.20.247.20 to use Comodo Secure DNS for free (to prevent phishing attacks). Sometime the DNS may be overloaded by the traffic coming from other networks and then you can lose your internet connection. In that case you can switch back to your ISP DNS again.

 

 

Make the extensions for known file types visible:
 
 
Be wary of files with a double extension such as image.jpg.exe. As a default setting, Windows often hides common file extensions, meaning that a program like image.jpg.exe will appear to you as simply image.jpg. Double extensions exploit this by hiding the second, dangerous extension and reassuring you with the first one.Check this out - Show or hide file name extensions.


 
Disable Autorun and Windows Scripting Host:
 
 
It's a good idea to disable the Autorun functionality to prevent spreading of the infections from USB flash drives.

Check the article here for more information.

 

If you don't use any script files then you can go ahead and disable Windows Scripting Host using the tool provided by Symantec - NoScript.exe. Simple download and run it and click on the Disable button and reboot the computer. If you need to run any js. or vbs scripts at a later stage you should run NoScript again and select Enable, then reboot the computer.
 

 

 
Create an image of your system (you can use the built-in Windows software as well if you prefer)

  • Now when your pc is malware free it is a good idea to do a backup of all important files just in case something happens it.
  • Macrium Reflect is very good choice that enables you to create an image of your system drive which can be restored in case of problems.
  • The download link is here.
  • The tutorial on how to create an system image can be found here.
  • The tutorial on how to restore an system image can be found here.
  • Be sure to read the tutorial first.

 

 

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

 

Safe Surfing ! smile.png

 

Regards,

Georgi

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