hmtklein
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Re: I had HelpAssistant virus now my memory appears to be full

Hmmmm I could not get to that path. The last few days windows installer has been opening like crazy. Internet Explorer hasn't been working ever since IE8 came out. I do not know if these things are related. I'm not sure if I use a texas instruments smartcard, would that be internal? I bought this machine refurbished, so I'm really not sure. However, Intel PROSet/Wireless is my wireless, I'm not sure what the texas instruments smartcard would be for. Global Graphic is a pdf reader/writer.
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1972vet
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Re: I had HelpAssistant virus now my memory appears to be full

Read this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949220

...and click the "Fixit" link. Post back and let us know how IE works for you now. Thanks!

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hmtklein
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Re: I had HelpAssistant virus now my memory appears to be full

Hi!

 

I don't know exactly when it happened but you fixed my memory full problem!  Woooohooo!  I ran defrag today and voila! The memory problem vanished!  Internet Explorer it working now but it takes 10 minutes to load it because the windows installer box pops up???  I can get through life with IE8, I am just so darn happy that my memory is cleaned up! Thank you thank you thank you!

 

Heather

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1972vet
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Re: I had HelpAssistant virus now my memory appears to be full

Please click start-->run...then copy and paste the Bold text below into the run box and click "OK":

ComboFix /Uninstall

Performing this function will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, reset your clock settings, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and resets System Restore again for you automatically.

To assist in the prevention of spyware infections:

Immunize your browser by installing Spywareblaster. What does it do?
  • Prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.
  • Blocks spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
  • Restricts the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.
Keep your anti-virus and spyware definitions up to date. Be sure to scan often.

Web of Trust, (WOT,) 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, helping you avoid the dangerous sites:
  • Green to go
  • Yellow for caution
  • Red to stop
WOT has an add-on available for both Firefox and IE.

Install the Winpatrol security monitor utility. WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. What I hear most from users is how much they like the startup control feature and it's ease of use. Need help understanding something about Winpatol? Here it is.

Below you can choose from several of the freeware Firewalls available on the public domain. Even though you may have a Firewall already installed, keep this list handy should you choose not to renew your subscription for whatever reason.

You should always have at least (but not more than ) one of these types of third party firewalls running on board:
Sunbelt Personal Firewall

Zone Alarm Beware This download includes the Ask Toolbar...The ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker toolbar is powered by "Ask.com". The "Ask" search engine will cause "targeted" ads to be presented to you based upon the content of the web pages you visit, any personally identifiable information you have provided to "Ask.com", or keywords appearing in your search queries. Many security experts consider this type of behavior offensive...Windows 2k/XP/Vista

Outpost Free

Comodo Beware This download includes the HopSurf toolbar...If YOU DONT WANT THIS TOOLBAR be sure to remove the check from the box when presented during the installation. By installing the HopSurf toolbar, you grant Comodo permission to collect information about your Internet usage. Read the HopSurf EULA. Don't be too alarmed by this caveat...I highly recommend this firewall, but it may just be best suited for advanced users.

Keep your software updated...make it easier on yourself and install the free security tool "Secunia PSI"

It helps in the background to protect your system against software vulnerabilities. The free utility scans your system's software applications and offers a one button "Download "Solution" feature that updates the exploited software that it finds AND provides other related information/patching if warranted.

Stay updated with the most recent Windows patches as well...using Microsoft's Windows Update. Make it easy on yourself, and set this feature to Automatic.

Using an alternate browser can reduce your chance of certain infections installing themselves. I recommend installing Mozilla Firefox. If you don't already have "Firefox", please consider installing and using this browser for surfing.

If you still wish to use Internet Explorer, please make sure you install SpywareBlaster (from above) to protect you from most ActiveX infections.

Run CCleaner often. The Yahoo Toolbar is included by default during the installation...if you DO NOT WANT IT, be sure to remove the check from the "Add CCleaner Yahoo! Toolbar and use CCleaner from your browser" option during installation setup or else just download the Slim version (no toolbar...last download link at the bottom of that page)...

Or if you just want to run your on board Disk Cleanup:
("Start--> Programs-->Accessories-->System Tools-->Disk Cleanup" ), just open the utility and check off the following:
Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Recycle Bin, and Temporary Files. Don't forget to defrag the system.

So how did I get infected in the first place?
Regards, and Happy Surfing!

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hmtklein
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Re: I had HelpAssistant virus now my memory appears to be full

THANK YOU!

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