[MANDATORY] Preparation Guide Before Requesting Malware Removal Help

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    #1 TwinHeadedEagle, Dec 10, 2013
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    Hi and welcome to MalwareTips Malware Removal Forum. If you are reading this, then you are probably seeking help or feel infected. Over 5000 topics have been posted in this forum and most of them have reached a successful conclusion. All instructions are very simple and you need only basic computer skills in order to get your problem solved along with us.

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    Step 1. Download and run FRST


    Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

    Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

    • Right click on [​IMG] to Run as Administrator
      (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
    • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
    • You will be presented with a window like below:
      [​IMG]
    • Click Scan.
    • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
    • The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe).



    Step 2. Attach FRST reports from step 1


    After you generated the reports from both of the two tools, you need to attach them. There is a [​IMG] button when posting your topic. Use it to attach all reports.

    If you have difficulties to attach the reports, just open them, and copy its content into the topic.




    Step 3. Enable topic reply notification


    In order to be notified via email when your topic has a reply you need to enable topic notifications. To enable topic notifications you should do the following:

    1. Click on Preferences.
    2. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply... and receive email notifications of replies.
    3. Click on the Save Changes button.
    If you receive no email within 24 hours, check your spam folder.
     
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    ** Bump to reset order **
     
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