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ScorpionSaver reinstalls after removal

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Yeah it looks all clean & we got rid of the ScorpionSaver so you should be good to go !

It will run a little slow until a few normal re-boots then speed back up !

 

Congratulation you are clean !!!

Any of the logs that you created for use in the forums or remaining tools that have not yet been removed can be deleted so they aren't cluttering up your desktop.

This is my standard "All Clean Speech." You may have some already installed, these are just recommendations !

Here are some tips to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future:

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.

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Make your Mozilla Firefox more secure - This can be done by adding these add-ons:

   NoScript
   AdBlockPlus

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Use and update an anti-virus software - I can not overemphasize the need for you to use and update your anti-virus application on a regular basis. With the ever increasing number of new variants of malware arriving on the scene daily, you become very susceptible to an attack without updated protection.

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Free Anti-Virus

  Avast Free Antivirus
  Avira Free Antivirus 2013
  PC Tools AntiVirus Free
  Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

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Free Firewall
Using a third-party firewall will allow you to give/deny access for applications that want to go online. Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. A tutorial on firewalls can be found here.

 Online Armor Free
 Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free
 Comodo Firewall

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Make sure you keep your Windows OS current. Windows XP users can visit  Windows updatedefault.asp regularly to download and install any critical updates and service packs. Windows Vista/7 users can open the Start menu > All Programs > Windows Update > Check for Updates (in left hand task pane) to update these systems. Without these you are leaving the back door open.

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Consider a custom hosts file such as MVPS HOSTS. This custom hosts file effectively blocks a wide range of unwanted ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and many hijackers. For information on how to download and install, please read this tutorial by WinHelp2002
Note: Be sure to follow the instructions to disable the DNS Client service before installing a custom hosts file.

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WOT(Web of Trust) As "Googling" is such an integral part of internet life, this free browser add on warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. It is especially helpful when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous sites. WOT has an add-on available for Firefox, Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome.

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If you are behind on some updates, please visit the http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/]Secunia Software Inspector   
Update any vulnerable software you have. Many malware now use zero day exploits in outdated versions of browsers and third party programs like Flash Player,Java Runtime , Winzip, Acrobat Reader etc to allow them to install silently without your knowledge or detection by your antivirus protection.

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I also recommend that you read the following:
How to prevent malware by miekiemoes

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To insure better safety, these are a must have:
Rule #1 ........ Good Antivirus
Rule #2 ........ Good Firewall
Rule #3 ........ Good Router is Great ! (optional but best)


Happy surfing and Stay Clean
Chuck
 

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In Codestuff Starter some items are missing and AGV now has two items enabled and I noticed most of the add ons and plug-ins I had in Firefox are gone.

What's with that?

 

Thanks for all that Chuck. Will work on the stuff you posted above in the next few days.

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Red, i don't know what's up with those nothing i see could cause that !

 

Chuck

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This problem seems resolved so i'm going to lock this, if you need it re-opened please PM me or any Mod !

 

Thanks

Chuck

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