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Windows 7: many browser windows opening automatically (must be virus?)

25 Jul 2012   #31
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

go to a working Win 7 computer.

When there,
First WIN + E | rt-click on the drive | click on Format and make sure that NTFS is seleted.

You need to fool the WDO routine into thinking that it has never seen the usb stick before.


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25 Jul 2012   #32
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

everything so far has been done on my laptop which is a working windows 7 computer.

I just did what you said.

it is NTFS.
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25 Jul 2012   #33
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

did you reformat? Yes/No
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25 Jul 2012   #34
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Your "working" computer is also probably an infected computer which is why the recommendation from Microsoft is to install WDO on to the USB using another computer.
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25 Jul 2012   #35
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
did you reformat? Yes/No
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Your "working" computer is also probably an infected computer which is why the recommendation from Microsoft is to install WDO on to the USB using another computer.

now I reformatted.

but yes I agree. thank you. I will go and install WDO on the usb stick on another computer.

thank you sincerely for much for replying.

am downloading WDO on other computer. it is taking a long time. so slow. computer is a good one. so don't know why it is crawling.
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26 Jul 2012   #36
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

did it.

everything. am very pleased. indeed.

hey karlsnooks. wow. what can I say? I am really really grateful to you for your excellent awesome help.

thank you very much. thank you again koolkat77.

sincerely,

Charlie
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26 Jul 2012   #37
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

glad that we could be of assistance.
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06 Oct 2012   #38
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

karlsnooks,

have gotten a trojan. went to a website looking for info on my new slide for my guitar.
got attacked. not a pretty sight. computer hard drive noise very loud.

computer has been wacked from it. bad shape. inquired on new thread. was advised to do clean reinstall.
that looked like it might be over my head.

so I went this route again. WDO found a trojan and removed it. that was with the quick scan. am doing the full scan now.

any thoughts?
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11 Oct 2012   #39
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seems as though Karl may be busy with real life issues or something. Everyone here is a volunteer. I've been very busy myself lately...

A clean reinstall may be your best bet. Unless you're really good with monitoring your system(s) and network it'll be hard to ensure you're clean after clean up activities. And even if you are good at that sort of thing, do you really know for sure that you were able to clean it completely?

Clean installs are really not that hard if you can follow the directions to the letter. Review the whole procedure first to ensure you know what each step entails. If you're not sure about any of them you can always ask here in the thread.

Check out these tutorials:

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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11 Oct 2012   #40
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you kindly F5ing.

I took my computer to my tech.
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