Need help securing PC after Malwarebytes finds same threat again and again
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:06 PM
Which brings me here...and totally overwhelmed with the many issues involved with making sure my system is, not only properly protected, but configured to perform properly, too. I have always had Windows set to auto update, as well as updateding Adobe as soon as updates were available. I was not as diligent with Java, and THAT will NEVER be the case again.
I am somewhat computer illiterate, when it comes to all the technical stuff, so some of the proceedures offered are confusing. I don't really use my computer much but to sell on Ebay. I don't download music, movies, play games, chat, do facebook, IM or even emails (not very much, anyways). I only go online for research, and that's enough to get infected, as I now know. The only other threat I've encountered, was caught and quaranteened by MSE. But, then again, that was before I was aware of all the other programs needed to be fully protected, so I cannot be absolutely sure whether or not I've been invaded.
The reason I am posting here is, after having two threats Malwarebytes would find again and again, I was instructed to totally break my system down and reinstall Windows with a fresh start. I really did not want to have to do that, and after running Malwarebytes again, I may have made the right choice not to do that. It appears that those two threats, both Trojan.Ajent.Gen...one a (Registry Value) HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current...ValueRunOnce, and the other (File) C:\Windows\System32\qrpconv.exe are no longer there. The last occurance was two days ago. Each one had been found five times by Malwarebytes.
But, I am exsperiencing other issues that greatly concern me. I am currently logged into an account that I use all the time, but have access to administrator rights with a password. When I logged into the administrator account, a program called Uniblue wanted to run. I checked don't run and after two error codes popped up, I shut the system down. Uniblue is a program I can't seem to get off my computer. I don't remember even having installed it, and have never used it.
I don't know what's going on with my system, only that I never had any problems before. Can someone please help me fix whatever is wrong, and more important, help me to know exactely what I need to do to properly protect my system...and myself... so this never happens again. I don't know where to start...
Thank you for taking the time to read this long post...and thanks for any help/advice you can provide.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:41 PM
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:36 PM
Thanks again, for the help.
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