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    Hi,

    c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint
    My bad on this, its a folder and not a file , thats why CF did not remove it . I would like you to delete it manually.

    How are things running now ?
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    Default Update on the computer

    The computer is running real well, actually. When I do Google searches, I don't get redirected either. It's a nice change to actually get the website you're looking for when you click a link . Is there anything else I should do before we shut down this thread?

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    Nope, looks like your good to go, glad all is well again


    TDSSKiller <--Drag it to the trash

    ATF Cleaner <-- Yours to keep, run it now and then to clean out the clutter.

    Malwarebytes <-- Yours to keep also, check for updates and run a scan now and then.

    Combofix <---Is not a general cleaning tool, just run it with supervision or you can damage your system

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




    • When shown the disclaimer, Select "2"


    The above procedure will:
    • Delete the following:
      • ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
      • VundoFix backups, if present
      • The C:_OtMoveIt folder, if present
    • Reset the clock settings.
    • Hide file extensions, if required.
    • Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
    • Reset System Restore.






    Now to remove most of the tools that we have used in fixing your machine:
    • Make sure you have an Internet Connection.
    • Download OTC to your desktop and run it
    • A list of tool components used in the cleanup of malware will be downloaded.
    • If your Firewall or Real Time protection attempts to block OTC to reach the Internet, please allow the application to do so.
    • Click Yes to begin the cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
    • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.









    Keep in mind if you install some of these programs. Only ONE Anti Virus and only ONE Firewall is recommended, more is overkill and can cause you problems. You can install all the Spyware programs I have listed without any problems. If you install Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard, they will conflict with the TeaTimer in Spybot , you can still install Spybot Search and Destroy but do not enable the TeaTimer .

    Here are some free programs to install, all free and highly regarded by the fine people in the Malware Removal Community
    • Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6
      Check for Updates/ Immunize and run a Full System Scan on a regular basis. If you install Spyware Blaster ( Recommended ) then do not enable the TeaTimer in Spybot Search and Destroy.
    • WinPatrol Keep this fine program activated to block a lot of threats
    • Spyware Blaster It will prevent most spyware from ever being installed. No scan to run, just update about once a week and enable all protection.
    • Spyware Guard It offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts, again, no scan to run, just install it and let it do its thing.
    • IE-Spyad
      IE-Spyad places over 6000 web sites 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.
    • Firefox 3 It has more features and is a lot more secure than IE. It is a very easy and painless download and install, it will no way interfere with IE, you can use them both.



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    All right, sounds good. Thanks again Ken for your help! You're a life saver! Best wishes in all your future spyware fighting

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    Your very welcome

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