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Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Sep 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By wwjd
Security measures to take when installing or updating?

I've heard from several people that it is possible to get hacked within minutes of installing Windows, while retrieving updates (this actually happened to someone I know... he was actually "lucky"...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Sep 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By wwjd
Does Windows Updates change DLLs?

One of my friends has a practice of changing the status of DLLs to "read-only" on Windows OS (7 and XP). He recommends doing this immediately after installation for security i.e. in order to prevent...
Forum: System Security 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By wwjd
Attached is the GSmartControl output. The only 2...

Attached is the GSmartControl output. The only 2 options to test were DVD and HD... I chose the latter, and I'm assuming it checked all 3 partitions. The test was 3.5 hours long, and it ran...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
FYI, I tried booting from the Recovery partition...

FYI, I tried booting from the Recovery partition again, and that still doesn't work. Nor did that action cause my boot flag to move from System to Recovery partition, which means that something else...
Forum: System Security 08 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By wwjd
Attached is the aswMBR scan result. Here is...

Attached is the aswMBR scan result.

Here is the link to the VirusTotal analysis of MBR.dat:...
Forum: System Security 08 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By wwjd
Attached are the ListPart64 and RogueKiller...

Attached are the ListPart64 and RogueKiller reports. For the latter, the 1st attachment was run as Admin, and the 2nd log attachement was run as User (but prompted for the admin password, to run). ...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
When you write "moved there," do you mean the...

When you write "moved there," do you mean the System partition, or the Recovery partition?

My boot flag was originally on the System partition, but it apparently got moved somehow to the Recovery...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
okay, I've posted the logs as you suggested,...

okay, I've posted the logs as you suggested, under this Security thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/292782-recovery-partition-mbr-damaged.html

Thanks for your help!
Forum: System Security 06 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By wwjd
Recovery partition or MBR was damaged

I was advised to post my FRST logs here... please see attached. I was booted from system repair command line for the scans. Here is the original thread describing my situation: ...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
What I do know is that my Toshiba laptop's boot...

What I do know is that my Toshiba laptop's boot flag used to be on sda1 (System partition). What I don't know is if an attempt to boot from Recovery is supposed to cause that boot flag to move from...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
I've attached the FRST and Additions logs...

I've attached the FRST and Additions logs (VistaKing). Seems like a useful scan to do.

They were run while booted into Windows, but I also ran another set while booted from System...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
I will try the suggestions above: FRST64, TDSS,...

I will try the suggestions above: FRST64, TDSS, and Windows 7 troubleshooting, and report back results.

Any thoughts on why or how my boot flag got moved from sda1 (system) to sda3 (recovery)? ...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
"Do you get the Repair Your Computer option when...

"Do you get the Repair Your Computer option when you press F8 during boot?" No, I wasn't getting anything except the message "no operating system." There was no progress in boot at all.

Thanks...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By wwjd
Laptop won't boot & Recovery partition corrupt... Rootkit?

My Toshiba laptop suddenly was unable to boot to Windows 7 Home yesterday... the post was generating an error "No operating system."

So then I booted into Linux via a live CD. From there, I could...
Forum: Virtualization 13 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,999
Posted By wwjd
Virtualbox screen resolution and small size

In a Windows 7 host laptop, I've installed Linux Mint 13 as a Guest VM.

The Guest's screen appears full size (though not the sharpest resolution) on initial startup, but after restarting the VM,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 15 Jan 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By wwjd
Remote Desktop connections (possible trojan)

All my computers are supposed to have Remote Desktop Service disabled for security reasons, but I recently found nearly daily instances of connections on one of the computers.

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