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    Smile Awesome!

    Particularly after ComboFix, it seems to be be working and running spot-on now!!!

    If you don't mind replying one more time, what was the matter after all?? I am very curious about these things; I always have been fascinated.

    Thank you so much Blade!!!

    Nick

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    Hard to say what was the exact reason but it sounds like something was messed up in the registry at least.

    Let's see the final steps next


    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.

    A To disable the System Restore feature:

    1. Click on the Start button.
    2. Hover over the Computer option, right click on it and then click Properties.
    3. On the left hand side, click Advanced Settings.
    4. If asked to permit the action, click on Allow.
    5. Click on the System Protection tab.
    6. Select c: drive and click Configure...
    7. Select Turn off protection
    8. Press OK.
    Repeat steps 6-8 for each hard drive.

    B. Reboot.

    C Turn ON System Restore.
    Follow the steps like you did when disabling system restore but on step 7. select Restore system settings and previous versions of files -option.


    Now lets uninstall ComboFix:
    • Click START then RUN
    • Now copy-paste Combofix /uninstall in the runbox and click OK



    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.


    Download and run Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) and fix its findings. Leave the program installed so you'll stay alarmed about vulnerable components in future too.



    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.
    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
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    Smile Thank you!!!

    Oh, hm, I wonder what could have caused that. Well, thank you so much, I really appreciate it!!! You must really love what you do to be able to do with with little or no compensation, but thank you so much for that... and your pro skills of course

    Nick

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    You're welcome

    You must really love what you do to be able to do with with little or no compensation
    Yes, it's exactly the passion to help that drives me
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    Default :)

    That is truly awesome, thank you again

    Nick

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    Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad I could help.

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