Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Virus hit, restored now slave drive corrupted! Win7 64bit

26 Apr 2012   #1
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Virus hit, restored now slave drive corrupted! Win7 64bit

Not a techie so I will explain as simply as I can, last nite got a email in my spam opened it and deleted it. Next all hell broke loose one of these spyware viruses poped up, you know it just keeps on running no matter what you do. I tried to stop it using the task manager but no luck. Final soultion was jut to turn off the pc and plug in my exernal HD and restored my operting system in my C: drive using Acronis.

Well that went just fine and I'm back up and running. But I also have 2 slave drives D: and K: K is where I have all my photos, files and music stored and I use Acronis to back them up into my D: drive.

So I go to open my D: drive and it says folder is empty yet if I look at it in MY Computer it says that there are a lot of files in there. So I popped in my Acronis Disk and booted from that thinking that I could at least find the back up in there but nothing. It did show another backup still in there from my camera that the Acronis file was corrupted.

Next was to check my K: drive that had the actuall Folders of Music, Files, Photos etc. The folders are still there and they show somthing is in there but when I open them up there are empty. There are also still a few folders in there with the files still in them.

Would there be any way to see what is in either D: or K:? Somting is in there but I really suspect that its just junk from what ever hit my PC. Should I just erase both of these drives and start fresh?

From now on I think I will never leave my back up slave drive in my PC I will put it in my external doc when I want to back up somthing. Just like I did with my C: master back up which is in a external HD.

MY OS:
Ie8
Win7 64 bit
Alienware Aurora
C: Master
D: Slave
K: Slave
Acronis Home 2011
Zone Alarm Security Suite (latest)
Yahoo Mail
Gmail

Hope I explained this well enough, sorry I do not have any info on the virus as I had to restore my operating system.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Apr 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums. You may not be a techie but you are a very savvy amateur like many of us.

After you were up and running did you run a thorough virus check with your ZASS and what were the results? Could you also kindly upload a screenshot of your Hard Disk?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #3
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I just right clicked on my D: and am runing Zone alarm scan it looks to be files in there and also it looks like there is also a recycle bin in my D:?? This is very weird. I did a deep scan of the whoe system w/ Zone Alarm and it shwoed nothing.

Also as mentioned I had to do a complete OS restore using my externa, HD so what ever hit me was gone. When this virius hit I could not even get to my ZA. I wish that I coyld remember the name and what it said it was doing, but all I can say it was one of these bogus vuris scanners saying everything was wrong and do you want a tril version or to buy. It just kepy on running no materrer what I tried to do to stop it.

Many thanks , sorry for got to say HELLO! Still a little wound up from this nonsence ;-)

Screen here:


Screen here:


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums. You may not be a techie but you are a very savvy amateur like many of us.

After you were up and running did you run a thorough virus check with your ZASS and what were the results? Could you also kindly upload a screenshot of your Hard Disk?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Apr 2012   #4
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

UPDATE:
Went to D: Organize> Folder and Search Options> View Tab> Clicked on the radio button to view hidden folders > Apply and Ok and they all re-appeared on my D: and K: Drives. Everything is now back.

I do notice somthing else now though! The file folders and nice and bright normal color but when I open them to the subfolders they are a little lighter color? I never noticed this before.

Would there perhaps be a setting to darken them??

What ever hit my was very strange.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
UPDATE:
Went to show hidden files and clicked on that and everything reappeared in both the D: and K drives. Problem is that I can not find it again where I did that????
Click the Organize button > Layout > Click Menu Bar.

Go to Tools ( present in the menu bar) > Folder options > View tab > "Show hidden files and folders" > Apply > OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #6
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Big thanks! Just figured that out, my other questions is that my thrumbnails are now a lighter color then they used to be as well as my sub folders. When I open up my photos they pix are normal. ??

Any ideas??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
UPDATE:
Went to show hidden files and clicked on that and everything reappeared in both the D: and K drives. Problem is that I can not find it again where I did that????
Click the Organize button > Layout > Click Menu Bar.

Go to Tools ( present in the menu bar) > Folder options > View tab > "Show hidden files and folders" > Apply > OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #7
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
Big thanks! Just figured that out, my other questions is that my thrumbnails are now a lighter color then they used to be as well as my sub folders. When I open up my photos they pix are normal. ??

Any ideas??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jjr View Post
UPDATE:
Went to show hidden files and clicked on that and everything reappeared in both the D: and K drives. Problem is that I can not find it again where I did that????
Click the Organize button > Layout > Click Menu Bar.

Go to Tools ( present in the menu bar) > Folder options > View tab > "Show hidden files and folders" > Apply > OK.
Its because the hidden attribute has been added to the files/folders.

Open command prompt, type cmd in start orb search field and press enter to open a command prompt.
Type or copy-paste the command one by one and press enter.

Code:
D:
attrib /s /d -h *.*
K:
attrib /s /d -h *.*
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #8
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Just re-read your post but I'm sorta at a loss on what you want me to do. I do understand try cmd and open the dos window but after that what??

What is the orb search field???????????????? and where is it. If I just go to search programs and files and type cmd it opens up the dos window for C: which is not what I want correct
TIA,
John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

At least I always keep "Show hidden files" enabled but always keep the System Files hidden except when in rare cases I have to access them.

If you think that everything is back to normal then please show the thread as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #10
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

The only issue at this time is that some of my folders are lighter than others, is there a fix if so please pass it on. The same goes for my photos thumbnails they are very light compared to before. Once I open the thumbnail the photos are fine.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
At least I always keep "Show hidden files" enabled but always keep the System Files hidden except when in rare cases I have to access them.

If you think that everything is back to normal then please show the thread as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Virus hit, restored now slave drive corrupted! Win7 64bit




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to set my hard drive as a slave drive in a different system?
Hi! I have this hard drive, which was put in a pc that didn't work due to power supply failure. The OS is windows 7 ultimate (with password). And I want to install this into a different pc (OS: windows xp) as a slave drive, I just need to take out the data from drive D and E.. How to set my hard...
General Discussion
Dual Boot Win7 32bit and Win7 64bit on a second SSD drive
Hi folks. I have searched through the various threads that deal with this topic but have not seen anything that deals with this specifically. I have a custom built computer I put together last year. I installed Win7 32bit at the time because I didn't want to bite the bullet and reinstall...
Installation & Setup
Cannot boot Win7 Pro 64bit after drive removal
Hi all! I am unable to get my Win7 Pro 64bit system to boot into Windows. Problems started when I attempted to run a CHKDSK /R on a failing drive from another machine. To do that I had replaced the SATA and power connection from my secondary HDD (a 1 TB) to a 1.5 TB drive from another machine I...
General Discussion
Corrupted Snipping Tool in Win7 Home Premium 64bit
hi everyone, a few days ago i started having problems with the snipping tool. every time i click on it to capture something it freezes up the whole computer, and the only way i can fix it is to hit the shut off button until the computer shuts down. trying to do it from the start menu freezes up...
General Discussion
Rootkit Virus killed my computer. Restored but still too slow to use?!
Hey Guys. My computer was recently infected with a rootkit virus from what I could tell. When first discovered, my virus check took 38 hours and found 6898 virus's, I moved these to the chest and predictebly it killed windows, I was unable to boot into it or safe mode. I used my installation...
System Security
Win 7 - Can't see slave drive
Hi all, I just bought a new hard drive + Win 7, installed Win 7, and have now attached another drive that would not boot properly (has winxp OS on it) Windows 7 doesn't seem to be able to 'see' the slave drive, is there anything else I need to do to let Win 7 see the slave drive? ...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App