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Windows 7: Should I do a reinstall of windows 7 on new sager laptop?

09 Nov 2014   #1
paulyjames

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Should I do a reinstall of windows 7 on new sager laptop?

I have a Dell xps 8100 and a asus u45jc-a1 that i had did a clean reinstall due to both computers being very slow and also because i believe theres lot of virus/bloatware in it.


I bought a new sager laptop because i needed a fast computer thats quad core and wanted one where i wouldn't download anything that could be virus in it. When i first got the laptop, it was very fast. I made sure to not put any files in it or download anything that might have a virus.


However, I did have a usb flash drive that had files there and i had put into the sager laptop slot and opened few of those documents up. I had thought as long as i dont transfer those files to my computer, thus as long as i dont copy and paste it to my computer, it was safe. This was until i read if a usb flash drive is infected, even putting it inside a usb port or opening a document from it on a computer could transport a virus.


The thing is at that time, i then decided to scan both usbs that i had and both of them had an auto.inf that i read suggest is most likely a virus. I have an old 2.0 usb and a new 3.0 usb. The thing is with the 2.0 usb, i later saw that after i deleted a few programs off the usb... instead of the usb being shown as an image.. there was no image at all. I read that was another sign of it being infected. So i then deleted everythign on it and then formatted it. Now the usb when checking it in my computer, theres an image there now, and as oppose to no image.


The thing is i noticed that after i put the 3.0 usb into my new laptop, it seemed like my computer got a bit slower as well. I then used superantispyware and it saw over 100 adware/spyware in it each time i scan the computer daily after that date.


Should i do a complete reinstall of my new sager laptop again?


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09 Nov 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi ... You could do a Scan with Malwarebytes ... And see how that goes ...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
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09 Nov 2014   #3
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes I done that already. It doesn't show anything. However, superantispyware shows threats every single time. I just used superantispyware and it showed 28 threats. Earlier, i kept having oveer 100 of them each time.


I know when i first got the laptop and didnt put the usb in it, when i did scans, it showed 0....
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09 Nov 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

See what Herdprotect shows up then you can decide ...


herdProtect: Malware Detection
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09 Nov 2014   #5
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have 7 of them and they are from one program and it mentions trojan in 2 of them...
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09 Nov 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

What are they where you able to Quarantine them ? ....
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09 Nov 2014   #7
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Eset Nod32 (Win32/Packed.Themida)
Fortinet Fortigate (Possible Threat)
K7 Antivirus (Trojan)
K7 Gateway Antivirus (Trojan)
Kingsoft Antivirus (Virus Unknown)
Norman (Suspicious_Gen4.HDNOJ)
Trend Micro House Call (Suspici.A4D64B83)
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09 Nov 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I think you have your mind set to do a Clean Install
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09 Nov 2014   #9
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
I think you have your mind set to do a Clean Install

Not really. When i got the new sager laptop, i made sure i wasnt going to dl anything to it but then i didnt know putting a usb flash drive into it that might have infected files could cause any issues as i just opened a few files.
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09 Nov 2014   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes these things do happen i have got into the habit of Scanning any thing i Download before use .. Do you not think your Computer is now free of Infection ? ...
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