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Windows 7: Delete Prefetch file after virus?

01 Jun 2013   #1
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Delete Prefetch file after virus?

Hi. Anyone help me with this problem? My laptop got the 'Conduit' virus yesterday. I deleted all the files and parts of the virus from my computer,but I am a bit confused about the Prefetch files.I have one,NTOSBOOTDFAAD.pf which was created 09 december,2010 but modified 31 may,2013, at the exact time I got the virus.Should I delete this file or just ignore it? Thanks for any assistance on this one.


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01 Jun 2013   #2
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I use this program all the time and it deletes what is in your prefetch and you can save what is in there.

SoftHardware: TweakPrefetch
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01 Jun 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets see of we could run these tools

Click here AdwCleaner

Click on Download Now button

Save to the Desktop

Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and choose Run as administrator

Click the Search button

Upload the AdwCleaner[Sn].txt in your reply.

Note   Note
The log file is at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt



Download HitManPro on a clean PC

32-Bit Version OS download

64-Bit Version OS download

Save to a USB Flash Drive then plug the USB Flash Drive to the issue PC and drag the file from the USB Flash Drive to the Desktop

Right click on HitmanPro.exe and choose Run as administrator

When HitmanPro opens up click on the Next button

Click on No, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer on the Setup page . Click Next once done .

Let it scan the PC once its done Click Next

Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer then click Next
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01 Jun 2013   #4
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Prefetch /virus problem

Thanks to both Gary & VistaKing-I used both methods(better safe than sorry!)-HitMan found 920 threats!
Problem solved-Big thanks,guys.
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01 Jun 2013   #5
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are the 920 threats Cookies or malware ?
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01 Jun 2013   #6
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'm not sure.It actually told me,'No threats detected,920 threads detected',but I'm not sure what that means.
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01 Jun 2013   #7
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Can you go to C:\ drive see if you have a folder called Hitman if you do double click that folder and see If you have a folder called Quarantine and locate a txt file ends in .log and upload the log as an attachment

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Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Addition Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .
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01 Jun 2013   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
after ANY virus infection I'd just wipe the disk and restore from a previous backup (You DO have one don't you !!!).

If you don't have backup then after you've fixed your current problem ALWAYS TAKE REGULAR BACKUPS.

I don't ever trust any Virus removal software -- for two main reasons --first - no computer can ever be 100% protected against viruses -- so by the same token why should you also expect the virus removal program to be 100% effective, and secondly - your computer is already "Broken" (i.e infected) so why would you trust using a damaged computer to be able to do the job properly and repair itself --who knows what the virus is doing to the OS.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Jun 2013   #9
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

No,I haven't got it-because it was a one-off clean up,I deleted Hitman once it had done it's job. I've checked in the re-cycle bin,it's not there.
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01 Jun 2013   #10
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I MAY have just replied to the wrong person! To Jimbo,yes,I have back up on an external hard drive-Although,I've never had to wipe my hard drive before,not being sure exactly what is wiped out,i.e,if I just back up from my ext.drive,or have to run the recovery disc etc.
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