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Windows 7: Help QUICK with HDD swaping blunder (LONGWINDED)

08 Oct 2011   #71
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

heres a basic thought, which might get me lucky... maybe shutting down windows correctly, without event, and restarting he comp/boot normal, it may fix itself in some unknown manner

also waty about the event log.....it's last entrys from pre breakdown day


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08 Oct 2011   #72
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ruby,
Another possibility is maiware.

The best detector/remover of malware is the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Run a full scan over the entire computer system:

PUT SYSTEM SWEEPER ON A USB STICK
System Sweeper, https://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper, allows you to start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to identify and remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware. System Sweeper is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.

Safety Scanner,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx, is free, downloadable, provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

If the target computer has a working internet connection, then you may prefer to use the Safety Scanner.

NOTE: A fine tutorial on the System Sweeper is:
How to use the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper


Download System Sweeper (about 576 kB):
https://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper

Insert 256 MB or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
Choose the option to install to USB.
Caution: The install program will format the usb stick.

The install program will download about 200 mB more.
After the install is finished, leave the stick in the usb slot.

Run the program you downloaded once again.
This 2nd run, and any subsequent runs, will download the very latest anti-virus definitions (about 60 mB).

To keep System Sweeper up-to-date, simply reinsert the usb stick and run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.

The initial, full scan by System Sweeper can easily take several hours, but subsequent quick scans will be shorter.
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.

The results of System Sweeper will be in:
\Windows\Standalone System Sweeper\Support as one or more files with a LOG extension which can be viewed with Notepad.
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08 Oct 2011   #73
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

see what you can gather from the events surrounding the gap of the last 5-7 days?

http://indimingo.com/event-log-w-gap.evtx

I agree w/ the malware thing youll see an odd AVG ref in the event log i uploaded
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08 Oct 2011   #74
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'll await the results of the scan by Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper. Be sure to attach the resulting logs to your next post.
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08 Oct 2011   #75
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

im sorry but its almost 7am here, which is rathr meaningless when you've been up for 4-5 days sleeping for mini 1hour or so periods here and there.....I am to tired, and happy to have made headway SOO MUCH HEADWAY tonight (or this morning rather) Im going to catch some sleep and maybe eat a meal and then i'll be back tommorrow refreshed and ready!!!

Thank you sooo much for your help and sticking thru the fusteration and whatnot, Im new to the forum and forums in general so i dont know how to thank you with creds or points or whatever, but tell me how tommorrow (or a tutorial as usual) and I'll do whatever i can to thank you, although i know that's not why you did it but still...

thanks
mike
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08 Oct 2011   #76
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

tommorrow i will post, cause i ned to find a clear usb drive or else copy the address manually to he other computer in the othr room, etc...

ok
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08 Oct 2011   #77
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Get some rest, soldier. Still hoping you'll get it sorted out - I know you're in good hands in this forum!
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08 Oct 2011   #78
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rubyrubyroo View Post
im sorry but its almost 7am here, which is rathr meaningless when you've been up for 4-5 days sleeping for mini 1hour or so periods here and there.....I am to tired, and happy to have made headway SOO MUCH HEADWAY tonight (or this morning rather) Im going to catch some sleep and maybe eat a meal and then i'll be back tommorrow refreshed and ready!!!

Thank you sooo much for your help and sticking thru the fusteration and whatnot, Im new to the forum and forums in general so i dont know how to thank you with creds or points or whatever, but tell me how tommorrow (or a tutorial as usual) and I'll do whatever i can to thank you, although i know that's not why you did it but still...

thanks
mike
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08 Oct 2011   #79
gregrocker

 

We sometimes solve performance problems by having user uninstall AVG, which is now considered bloatware and recommended by no one here. I'd swap it out for MSE or Avast 6 to see the difference.

What I would also do if problems persist is offload your files, plug in only the one target HD and follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall based on hundreds done here: Reinstalling Windows 7.
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08 Oct 2011   #80
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Thanks, but I awoke happy and refreshed and yes for the first time had a AVG miss (or rather set of misses!) It's downloader.generic12.NGJ (according to avg nomeclature. While never myself opening a web related utility, each differntly random named file is in a temp dir and detected by the resident sheild, although it for the first time in my 5 years with avg DID NOT stop the infections. Im guessing if they can bypass avg's protection, i think they would also be keyed into their specific removal encryption methods, so I did not touch the window. I fear shutting down win as it or restart could trigger an action, which i am unsure of the specifics of anyway. I am assuming this is related to the ci.dll quasi-infection and from what Ive read boot sector rootkit that "recorrupts" the fixed file at boot time. I cannot find a damn flash USB drive and I have dosens, besides the one I used to back up the system the other day (probibly infected too) and then I in hind site, stupidly coppyed the usb files to my laptop for a more reliable second backup as the files are about as important as a file can be (maybe not CIA level clearence!) What would be your best thoughts on a kill (I hate to be runnig the drive, but I am petrified to move it to another computer because of the past week, (see above....all of it!!!!!ha) I know from a tech point It needs to be worked on from outside the drive, and what should I use (a previously mentioned antimalapp or maybe antimalwarebytes. and any insight into what im dealing with exactly (avoid terms that arn't really helful like thats a nasty bug, rather tell me somethig you might know, or believe like any actions, purpose (open back door, piss me off, key log, etc). Its a lot to ask but I am needy this week!

holy milkman!

and on a side note - i did figure out the credits thing before but just in general, just wondered the edicate, like can i give one to each post a person places on the thread to help them for mucho help, or it that like abuse of the system?

okay I hate to leave it running but I hate to touch it until I hear a reasonable responce theory



sincerely broken heat,
mike




and yea I know its a major preformance hog (AVG) It has saved my clients SOOOOOOOO many times, and every test I think Ive ever read AVG scores near best at killing the most baddies (esp keyloggers Ive heard which it often is the only one to find any of the placed ones on the test system
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