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Windows 7: Virus in Comp!!

12 Aug 2010   #1
priyanka26

Windows 7
 
 
Virus in Comp!!

I'm running Windows 7. Though the computer runs just fine, without issuing any errors, i am sure i have a virus on it, for the following reasons

1. I am unable to open cmd - when i run it, it opens for 2 seconds and then just closes.
2. I am unable to open msconfig - same as above
3. i cannot install any antivirus - my 60 day trial of mcafee expired a few days ago, and i tried reinstalling avg. again when i open the setup, it runs for a min or so, and then just shuts down!!
4. I have been unsuccessful in opening windows in safe mode too. windows start up just hangs when i try.

need i say more?

I am getting a 25% CPU usage when nothing is running on my computer, and i think thts a bit too much.

Even though i can't see any visible changes in the performance of the system, i really want to get rid of the virus!!

Help me pls...


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12 Aug 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

With what you describe, I would strongly recommend reinstalling the OS... you have too many issues going on here to ever trust your data with the current installation...
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12 Aug 2010   #3
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have got around a similar problem by locating a virus using this ClamWin Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives
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12 Aug 2010   #4
priyanka26

Windows 7
 
 

ok, thanks...i think thts exactly what i'll do. was just hoping there was another way. thanks a ton.
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12 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Lets see what we can do. What happens when you try to open task manager (ctrl+shift+esc)? Have you tried MalwareBytes? Have you tried to do a system restore to a time before the symptoms became apparent? Do you have a restore disc or partition?
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12 Aug 2010   #6
priyanka26

Windows 7
 
 

I dont have an antivirus at the moment
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12 Aug 2010   #7
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by priyanka26 View Post
I dont have an antivirus at the moment
Well you have nothing to lose by trying this then do you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtRider View Post
I have got around a similar problem by locating a virus using this ClamWin Portable | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives
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12 Aug 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You can get a great free one From MS

Microsoft Secuirity Essentials.

Using that and Malwarebytes with the Windows Firewall you will have full protection.
Dont make the same mistake twice.
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12 Aug 2010   #9
priyanka26

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Lets see what we can do. What happens when you try to open task manager (ctrl+shift+esc)? Have you tried MalwareBytes? Have you tried to do a system restore to a time before the symptoms became apparent? Do you have a restore disc or partition?
I do not see anything unusual in the task manager... However, i am new to 7 and don't exactly what tasks should be running and what not.

I do have a restore disc.
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12 Aug 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just out of curiosity, where did the installation media come from that you loaded Windows 7 with? Is this a legit copy of the OS or some hacked version? Those hacked versions can sometimes come with some added "features" that cause all sorts of fun problems.
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