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  1. thanks for your help. Everything has been running fine...so far !
  2. Are these the steps ? THESE STEPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT Let's reset system restore Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected. Please note you need Administrator Access to do clean the restore points. 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. NOTE: only do this ONCE,NOT on a regular basis Now lets uninstall ComboFix: * Click START then RUN * Now copy-paste Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK Next we remove all used tools. Please download OTC and save it to desktop. * Double-click OTC.exe. * Click the CleanUp! button. * Select Yes when the Begin cleanup Process? prompt appears. * If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes. * The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself. UPDATING WINDOWS AND INTERNET EXPLORER IMPORTANT: You Need to Update Windows and Internet Explorer to protect your computer from the malware that is around on the Internet. Please go to the windows update site to get the critical updates. If you are running Microsoft Office, or any portion thereof, go to the Microsoft's Office Update site and make sure you have at least all the critical updates installed (Free) Microsoft Office Update. Make your Internet Explorer more secure This can be done by following these simple instructions: From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options. Click once on the Security tab Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted. Click once on the Custom Level button. Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button. If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page. The following are recommended third party programs that are designed to keep your computer clean. A link as well as a brief description is included with each item. * hosts file: o Every version of windows has a hosts file as part of them. o In a very basic sense, they are used to locate webpages. o We can customize a hosts file so that it blocks certain webpages. o However, it can slow down certain computers. o This is why using a hosts file is optional!! Download it here. Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps: 1. Click the start button (at the lower left hand corner of your screen) 2. Click run 3. In the dialog box, type services.msc 4. hit enter, then locate dns client 5. Highlight it, then double-click it. 6. On the dropdown box, change the setting from automatic to manual. 7. Click ok Just a final reminder for you. I am trying to stress these two points. UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!! Make sure you do this about every 1-2 weeks. Make sure all of your security programs are up to date. Run the spybot and adaware regularly. (Once or twice a week minimum.) Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com 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. Once again, please post and tell me how things are going with your system... problems etc. Have a great day, Blade cool.gif
  3. that worked. And when I right click on my computer all the tabs come up including system restore.
  4. Yes, it does show up. Is that the one (the one from my START menu not my DESKTOP) you have been wanting me to go to the whole time ? I am sorry for that if it was.
  5. Yes, I went through steps 1 thru 11 2x, just to be sure. I tried to attach a screen shot of my computer properties and it is telling me "you are not permitted to upload this type of file. I did a screen shot and pasted it into a word doc. I tried to paste it into the body of where I am typing this text, but it wont let me. My coputer properties only has 2 tabs - shortcut and general. sorry
  6. I got to step 8 and noticed it was already set for automatic. I hit restart and followed the steps as stated. I went to my cmputer and there was no system restore. Am I doing something wrong ?
  7. I put this HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore in the selected branch and saved as ALL FILES as c:\registryexport.txt file and got this message: "The selected branch does not exist. Make sure that the correct path is given"
  8. her you go Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore] "DisableSR"=dword:00000000 "CreateFirstRunRp"=dword:00000001 "DSMin"=dword:000000c8 "DSMax"=dword:00000190 "RPSessionInterval"=dword:00000000 "RPGlobalInterval"=dword:00015180 "RPLifeInterval"=dword:0076a700 "CompressionBurst"=dword:0000003c "TimerInterval"=dword:00000078 "DiskPercent"=dword:0000000c "ThawInterval"=dword:00000384 "RestoreDiskSpaceError"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore\Cfg] "DiskPercent"=dword:0000000c "MachineGuid"="{0F4BF90F-72A0-49A9-A811-690DF2979976}" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore\SnapshotCallbacks] @=""
  9. I think this is it ? Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore] "DisableSR"=dword:00000000 "CreateFirstRunRp"=dword:00000001 "DSMin"=dword:000000c8 "DSMax"=dword:00000190 "RPSessionInterval"=dword:00000000 "RPGlobalInterval"=dword:00015180 "RPLifeInterval"=dword:0076a700 "CompressionBurst"=dword:0000003c "TimerInterval"=dword:00000078 "DiskPercent"=dword:0000000c "ThawInterval"=dword:00000384 "RestoreDiskSpaceError"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore\Cfg] "DiskPercent"=dword:0000000c "MachineGuid"="{0F4BF90F-72A0-49A9-A811-690DF2979976}" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore\SnapshotCallbacks] @=""
  10. I ran this 2 times. A DOS window popped up and dissapeared. I looked under my c drive and did not find c:\regResults.txt. I looked on my desktop and other drives to, but no c:\regResults.txt
  11. I went to the windows-inf-and found an sr file (type is a setup information file 5kb) - did an install and window popped up asking for a file-"the file sr.sys on windows xp prof service pack 2 cd is needed" then it asked me to browse. I put in the cd and found some file and it installed and rebooted, but when I went to my computer and right clicked -no tab. I guess that sr file wasnt an inf file ? hence the sr.sys message ? I dont know.
  12. When I try to turn off my system restore I go to the desk top - right click on my computer - properties and the only tabs I see are General and Shortcut. There is no System Restore tab.
  13. It seems to run pretty well. Is it fixed ? Just kidding. Is there any any maintenance I can do ? I will stay away from bit torrent. Any other advice ? If I run in to any other problems shouldI try some of the stuff you showed me ? Questions, questions ... Thanks so much for helping me. Should I send you a check ?