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Windows 7: Really weird Windows 7 errors

23 Jul 2012   #1
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Really weird Windows 7 errors

What's wrong with my computer?! I made a text document the other day, wait.. I actually RE-MADE it because it was deleted somehow, I thought I deleted it by accident. But this time I opened my text document AND everything was gone! The document is still in its place, but everything I wrote down there was deleted. I can't just delete it like that because it's a 16KB .txt file. Another thing is that NOTHING shows up when I try to uninstall something. I had over 50 programs and they are STILL in my computer and they're working, but look -> Almost everything uninstalled. I didn't uninstall ANYTHING, but the programs still work. My internet's been really slow these past few days. So what's wrong my computer?? Virus, trojan horse, hacker, etc?


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23 Jul 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

carry out following:
HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
· is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
· performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
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The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
· reinsert the usb stick
· run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
· the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.
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23 Jul 2012   #3
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll read the post above after I post this. Meanwhile, I found a file called "rarsfx0" in user/AppData. my Antivirus program said it has a high risk of infection...
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23 Jul 2012   #4
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No one else?
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23 Jul 2012   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

there is no magic wand. Run WDO.
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23 Jul 2012   #6
indianacarnie

 

I agree.
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23 Jul 2012   #7
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
there is no magic wand. Run WDO.
I don't have a flash drive neither a CD I can format. Computer freezes when I right click the drive. xP
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23 Jul 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

come on fellow. Stop making excuses. Make results. Go buy a 4 gb usb stick or go buy a DVD. Get the job done.

I'm away until you come back saying that you have run WDO. At that time, I will give you a script to run which will show me the results of you having run WDO.
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23 Jul 2012   #9
indianacarnie

 

Try either a system restore to a point before this started or a reinstall then.

My thoughts exactly karlsnooks.........
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23 Jul 2012   #10
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
come on fellow. Stop making excuses. Make results. Go buy a 4 gb usb stick or go buy a DVD. Get the job done.

I'm away until you come back saying that you have run WDO. At that time, I will give you a script to run which will show me the results of you having run WDO.
I'll try.
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