Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Virus Issue

02 Sep 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


Please read the forum rules, particularly number 2. No posting of any kind of malicious content, links, etc.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #32


@ Airbot,

I was wondering why that post got deleted. Also, I''m pretty sure that site does not have malicious content (besides programmatic examples of malicious code) , it was just a warning to readers, just in case. Was it the code or the link that was the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Both. For the safety of members and guests alike, please follow the rule which is quite self explanatory. No exceptions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Sep 2010   #34

Windows 7 x64

I am here and can't believe how much information there is. I greatly appreciate all of it and will be spending my weekend working on this issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64

Meh... Don't spend your entire weekend on it. It's a waste of a weekend.

While I may not agree with some of the people here, they have valid points on the whole re-image your system for expediency. I am one who prefers to repair mostly because it is part of my job at times to recover stuff and two, when you put in the effort to setup a system and sometimes not have the freshest image or an image at all (And I do now image my system)... I find some people prefer keeping what they can as much as they can. Depending on the environment you are in and the kind of procedures you put into place, there are always options in how to handle things.

What is more important is knowing how to identify the situation and what your options are. In a nice corporate environment and having lots of space and backup and actual imaging tools available, re-imaging is the fastest way to get back up and running. If you don't have that ability, and you don't want to rebuild (As sometimes, reinstalling everything is as often times more painful than just cleaning out...) Knowing how to get rid of it helps.

The one thing both sides will harp though is to look at better means to mitigate an infection... Script blockers and firewall settings being the foremost, but simply being user aware in general, as the best counter-antivirus methodology hackers rely on is the ignorance of the user.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2010   #36


but simply being user aware in general, as the best counter-antivirus methodology hackers rely on is the ignorance of the user.
So true, so true, so true.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Virus Issue

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Anti Virus Pro Security issue
Hello, I've been passed an acer laptop on with the Anti Virus Pro Security ransom ware on. i have removed these before using safe mode but this one seems to be a little more inventive. when i log in in safe mode it boots me back out and restarts the laptop up in standard mode. same with...
System Security
Can't delete a DVIX file. Possible virus issue.
Hi, I turn to you people again, because I had some good suggestions from you in the past, so I hope you will be able to help me again :) Yesterday my friend brought me a movie on a flash drive, I watched it no problem, I turned off my laptop when I went to sleep. The next day when I turned it...
General Discussion
My friend is having a Virus issue - Win32/Sality
Hey, My friend has had this virus that he feels is taking control of his computer. Here's his message. Anyone know a way to solve this Virus? Regards, -TPS
System Security
Virus/Dos condition or performance issue?
Hi, This will be a short question. I recently reinstalled windows 7 for some errors. So after installing everything, windows went on smoothly(that is, performance wise) Now that i am installing every bit of software i need. Im getting DoS like conditions on the computer, when i start up...
System Security
Virus issue
hey friends, my friend has got 21 files affected by virus. Was getting an error. These excel & word files which are affected. We want to know how can we recover/back-up these files as they are really important without losing them forever??? Its a Dell laptop No AV, No Firewall, No external...
System Security
Back up issue after a virus.
I recently had some trouble with a virus. My Norton scanner cleaned the virus out, but it had changed my registry and some other files I do not know how to restore.(I think some of the virus is still present because my computer is slower then before) So I wanted to do a clean re-install of my...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App