What Eset found I can fix, as well the MBAM quarantined items too and, they are safely held in a folder that cannot harm the machine.
I'm a old fart that has a bad memory
Oh now you hush!, I think you did very well and followed all instructions.
Java needed to be updated
I can help with this too.
Go to your control panel, add/remove programs.
Locate the Java
Open the program, (double click) at the top is an update button, click on that
Down at the bottom of the page that opens is an Update now button, click on that and follow the instructions.
Let's remove FRST quarantine and the other tools folders.
- Please download DelFix and save the file to your Desktop.
- Double-click DelFix.exe to run the programme.
- Place a checkmark next to the following items:
- Activate UAC
- Remove disinfection tools
- Create registry backup
- Purge system restore
- Reset system settings
- Click the Run button.
-- This will remove the specialised tools we used to disinfect your system. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click the file + delete).
Downloading and installing a different antivirus is OK, some, request you remove your old antivirus before a download/install can complete.
As for which free versus paid for Antivirus I have to leave this up to you but, I've always stayed with a free version, that use less resources and consumes less time in updating. This is my personal opinion and also with free versions of Antivirus, firewall is not included.
Also, I would like to post a few preventive tips
Please take the time to read over a few of my preventive tips.
Be prepared for CryptoLocker:
Cryptolocker Ransomware: What You Need To Know
CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ
to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:
CryptoPrevent install this programme to lock down and prevent crypto ransome ware
Please navigate to Microsoft Windows Updates and download all the "Critical Updates" for Windows.
The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 3, added powerful new features that make your online experience even better. 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.
- AdblockPlus, Surf the web without annoying ads!
- Blocks banners, pop-ups and video ads - even on Facebook and YouTube
- Protects your online privacy
- Two-click installation, It's free!
- click the icon that corresponds to your browser and download.
WOT Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites - green to go, yellow for caution and red to stop, helping you avoid the dangerous sites. WOT has an addon available for both Firefox and IE.
- Green should be good to go
- Yellow for caution
- Red to stop
How to prevent Malware: Created by Miekiemoes
WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article (http://www.forbes.co...o-disable-java/
and this article (http://www.nbcnews.c...alate-1B7938755
I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser (http://www.geekstogo...ur-web-browser/) and How to unplug Java from the browser (http://krebsonsecuri...om-the-browser/))
P2P may be a great way to get lots of stuffs, but it is a great way to get infected as well. There's no way to tell if the file being shared is infected. Worse still, some worms spread via P2P networks, infecting you as well.
Please read these short reports on the dangers of peer-2-peer programs and file sharing.
- FBI Cyber Education Letter
Please read the following safe computing articles..
Secure My Computer: A Layered Approach
Free Antivirus-AntiSpyware-Firewall Software
Keep a backup of your important files - Now, more than ever, it's especially important to protect your digital files and memories. This article is full of good information on alternatives for home backup solutions.
- 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 Secunia Software Inspector or you can use the following application for this purpose PatchMyPC