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    Great...let's see if we can wrap up for you like this:

    (Because we changed the file name, you may have to delete combofix manually, but give this a try first)

    Remove combofix from the computer like this:

    Click START then RUN
    Now type or copy Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK.
    Note the space between the X and the U, it needs to be there.



    Clean the System Restore files like this:

    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.

    Reboot

    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.


    Update MBAM and scan to be sure we missed none of the junk, there is no need to post a clean scan result.
    (MBAM is yours to keep if you wish, keep it updated and run it once a month or so)

    Update AVG 8.5 and scan the system, to be sure it is running right and scanning clean.

    If all is well at this point, let me know and I will close the topic.

    Some good information for you:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...s/mcgill1.mspx

    Here is some great information from experts in this field that will help you stay clean and safe online.
    http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/m...revention.html
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=279
    http://russelltexas.com/malware/allclear.htm
    http://forum.malwareremoval.com/viewtopic.php?t=14
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topict2520.html
    http://cybercoyote.org/security/not-admin.shtml

    http://www.malwarecomplaints.info/

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    I was able to uninstall combo fix using that method. MBAM scanned and found two threats that it fixed, then AVG scanned and found nothing. So I'm pretty positive I'm clean.

    Thank you so much for the help and for the useful links. I really appreciate all of your work. And I'll stay safer in the future.

    Thank you!

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    Thanks for taking the time to let me know safe surfing.
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