RTitans
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Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Got OM to work, Just tried a few pages and already seems a lot better, no problems at all so far!

Here is the OM log:

All processes killed

========== FILES ==========

< ipconfig /flushdns /c >

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

C:\Users\Ross\Desktop\cmd.bat deleted successfully.

C:\Users\Ross\Desktop\cmd.txt deleted successfully.

========== COMMANDS ==========

[EMPTYTEMP]

User: All Users

User: AppData

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

User: Default

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 67 bytes

User: Default User

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

User: Public

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

User: Ross

->Temp folder emptied: 158832308 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 134434224 bytes

->Java cache emptied: 119746 bytes

->Google Chrome cache emptied: 354361656 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 8723 bytes

%systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\System32 (64bit) .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

Windows Temp folder emptied: 149379 bytes

%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33109 bytes

%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment folder emptied: 753 bytes

%systemroot%\sysnative\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33170 bytes

RecycleBin emptied: 522752 bytes

Total Files Cleaned = 618.00 mb

File move failed. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts scheduled to be moved on reboot.

HOSTS file reset successfully

Restore point Set: OTM Restore Point

OTM by OldTimer - Version 3.1.18.0 log created on 07262011_232601

Files moved on Reboot...

File move failed. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts scheduled to be moved on reboot.

Registry entries deleted on Reboot...

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kevinf80
4 Tellurium

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Did you remove ZoneAlarm Firewall?

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RTitans
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Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Yes, was it causing problems with my computer or just with running OM? can I re-download it or do I need a new firewall?

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kevinf80
4 Tellurium

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Hiya Ross

I`ve had a few logs recently with browser issues, the common denominator being ZoneAlarm. If you check through the license agreement you`ll see when you install it you agree to some 3rd party bundle being installed also.

Check in your installed Programs list, if you see anything related to Conduit remove it, check addons and plugins in your browsers also, uninstall/remove those too if related to Conduit.

The native Firewall that comes with Vista is adequate protection, if you do prefer a software Firewall I recommend Online Armour Free Firewall It is one of the best available, also go Here for an excellent tutorial that will show you how to use it.

Let me know if you have any remaining issues or concerns, if none we`ll clean up after your next reply...

Kevin

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RTitans
1 Copper

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Nope all seems great..

Ross.

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kevinf80
4 Tellurium

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Hiya Ross

Apologies, I gave you a bum steer, OA Firewall is not compatible with Vista 64 bit systems. Rest assured that the native Windows Firewall is more than adequate for protection. OK clean up as follows :-

Step 1

Remove Combofix now that we're done with it
  • Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
  • Now type in Combofix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. (Notice the space between the "x" and "/")user posted image

  • Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
  • You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.

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.

It is very important that you get a successful uninstall because of the extra functions done at the same time, let me know if this does not happen.

Step 2

  • Download OTC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop. Alternative mirror
  • Double click user posted image icon to start the program. If you are using Vista or Windows 7, please right-click and choose run as administrator
  • Then Click the big user posted image button.
  • You will get a prompt saying "Begining Cleanup Process". Please select Yes.
  • Restart your computer when prompted.
  • This will remove tools we have used and itself. Any tools/logs remaining on the Desktop can be deleted.


Step 3

1. Click Start, type programs and features in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
2. Click to select the product to be uninstalled from the listing of installed products (Eset Online Scanner), and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks to remove ESET. Only re-boot if prompted.

Step 4

Download user posted image TFC to your desktop, from either of the following links
Link 1
Link 2
  • Save any open work. TFC will close all open application windows.
  • Double-click TFC.exe to run the program. Vista or Windows 7 users right click and select "Run as Administartor"
  • If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot.

Save any open work. TFC will automatically close any open programs, let it run uninterrupted. It shouldn't take longer take a couple of minutes, and may only take a few seconds. TFC may re-boot your system, if not Re-boot it yourself to complete cleaning process <---- Very Important

Keep TFC, it is an excellent utility to keep your system optimized, it empties all user temp folders, Java cache etc etc. Always remember to re-boot after a run

Let me know if the above steps complete OK, also if any remaining issues or concerns....

Kevin

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RTitans
1 Copper

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

All completed OK.

A quick question, Do you think Microsoft Security essentials is good enough, or do you recommend a different anti virus software?

Ross.

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kevinf80
4 Tellurium

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Hiya Ross,

Yes I definitely recommend MSE, it is very good and covers many bases, Anti-virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware and Rootkits, it has a very easy to use and understand interface, it has the smallest footprint and uses very little resources.

Your latest logs are clean and you say that your system is running well, it would be an excellent idea to keep it that way. The following advice will go along way to keeping you secure so that you can enjoy safe and happy surfing.

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

Make proper use of your antivirus and firewall

Antivirus and Firewall programs are integral to your computer security. However, just having them installed isn't enough. The definitions of these programs are frequently updated to detect the latest malware, if you don't keep up with these updates then you'll be vulnerable to infection. Many antivirus and firewall programs have automatic update features, make use of those if you can. If your program doesn't, then get in the habit of routinely performing manual updates, because it's important.

You should keep your antivirus and firewall guard enabled at all times, NEVER turn them off unless there's a specific reason to do so. Also, regularly performing a full system scan with your antivirus program is a good idea to make sure you're system remains clean. Once a week should be adequate. You can set the scan to run during a time when you don't plan to use the computer and just leave it to complete on its own.

Install and use WinPatrol This will inform you of any attempted unauthorized changes to your system.

WinPatrol features explained Here

You will have several programs installed, these maybe outdated and vulnerable to exploits also. To be certain, please run the free online scan by Secunia, available Here Before clicking the Start scan button, please check the box for the option Enable thorough system inspection. Just below the "Scan Options:" section, you'll see the status of what's currently processing.... user posted image
...when the scan completes, the message "Detection completed successfully" will appear in the Programs/Result section. For each problem detected, Secunia will offer a "Solution" option. Please follow those instructions to download updated versions of the programs as recommended by Secunia.

Use a safer web browser

Internet Explorer is not the most secure tool for browsing the web. It has been known to be very susceptible to infection, and there are a few good free alternatives:

Firefox,

Opera, and

Chrome.

All of these are excellent faster, safer, more powerful and functional free alternatives to Internet Explorer. It's definitely worth the short period of adjustment to start using one of these. If you wish to continue using Internet Explorer, it would be a good idea to follow the tutorial HERE which will help you to make IE MUCH safer.

These browser add-ons will help to make your browser safer:

Web of Trust warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous ones:

Available for Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Green to go,
Yellow for caution, and
Red to stop.

Available for Firefox only. NoScript helps to block malicious scripts and in general gives you much better control over what types of things webpages can do to your computer while you're browsing.

These are just a couple of the most popular add-ons, if you're interested in more, take a look at THIS article.

Here a couple of links by two security experts that will give some excellent tips and advice.

So how did I get infected in the first place by Tony Klein

How to prevent Malware by Miekiemoes

Finally this link HERE will give a comprehensive upto date list of free Security programs. To include - Antivirus, Antispyware, Firewall, Antimalware, Online scanners and rescue CD`s.

Don`t forget, the best form of defense is common sense. If you don`t recognize it, don`t open it. If something looks to good to be true, then it aint.

Take care,

Kevin

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RTitans
1 Copper

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Awesome, thanks so much for your help, it is much appreciated.

Take care,

Ross.  

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kevinf80
4 Tellurium

Re: Error code 80073EFE, unable to Update windows and browser problems.

Anytime Ross, you`re more than welcome.....

Kevin:emotion-21:

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