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Windows 7: I could use some help with a factory reset...

26 Aug 2013   #11
rc dragon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I did update my computer specs by the way Layback Bear


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26 Aug 2013   #12
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THAT!! LOL, I'm sorry i didn't suggest it nice to see everything seems fixed, also, make sure to do an SFC /Scannow in command prompt by following These instructions >> >> SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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26 Aug 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Adwcleaner is a excellent little program for removing junk from your browsers but will not stop you from getting more junk. Most of this browser junk comes with programs you download. Little add ons you must watch for or you will keep getting them. The industry doesn't class them as a infection but PUP (Probably Unwanted Programs). That is why your anti virus is not stopping them.
I personally prefer Microsoft Security Essentials along with Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
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26 Aug 2013   #14
rc dragon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'll have to download that program as well... Thank you Layback Bear and Redfang! I was wondering what the best free virus protecting software that I could download... or do the programs already listed work for that?
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26 Aug 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My recommendations are in post #13. I also use the built in Windows 7 Firewall.
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26 Aug 2013   #16
rc dragon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How do you use the Firewall?
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26 Aug 2013   #17
rc dragon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

Database version: v2013.08.27.01

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16618
Casey :: OPTIMUSPRIME [administrator]

8/26/2013 10:01:04 PM
mbam-log-2013-08-26 (22-01-04).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|Q:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 331384
Time elapsed: 31 minute(s), 59 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)
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26 Aug 2013   #18
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

did it find anything?
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26 Aug 2013   #19
rc dragon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nope, Adw must have removed all of it beforehand... I think I am in the clear! but I am checking the other programs you listed to be sure
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26 Aug 2013   #20
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

Also, run this little program called TDSSKiller, also, with instruction that Vistaking Always Issued:

Run

TDSSKILLER

download link TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US

Save to the Desktop

Right-click the program and select


When the TDSSKiller console opens, click on: Change Parameters
Under Additional Options, place a check in the box next to: Detect TDLFS File System

Click: OK


Press: Start Scan


If a suspicious object is detected, the default action is Skip, leave it as is, and click on: Continue
If malicious objects are found, they show in the Scan results.
Ensure Cure (the default) is selected, then click: Continue > Reboot now, to finish the cleaning process.
(Note: If Cure is not available, select Skip, >>Do not select: Delete<<)


When done, the tool outputs its log to the disk with the Windows Operating System, normally C:\


Logs have a name like:
C:\TDSSKiller.X.X.X_12.04.2013_15.31.43_log.txt


Please post the TDSSKiller log in your reply.
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