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Windows 7: I'm hit with Marveloussearchsystem.com virus, need help

06 Nov 2011   #1
trale

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
I'm hit with Marveloussearchsystem.com virus, need help

I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit.

This is a really nasty bug - I've googled about this and so nothing nothing has worked - I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Avira Antivir, and ran full system scans. Still no good.

I tried to restore my computer to a previous restore point using "System Restore", but all I see is one restore point. I thought my PC automatically makes restore points every so often, but either that's not true, or this bug also affected that.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


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06 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trale View Post
I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit.

This is a really nasty bug - I've googled about this and so nothing nothing has worked - I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Avira Antivir, and ran full system scans. Still no good.

I tried to restore my computer to a previous restore point using "System Restore", but all I see is one restore point. I thought my PC automatically makes restore points every so often, but either that's not true, or this bug also affected that.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Easy format and re-install win 7. Pour the CLEAN backup back.
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06 Nov 2011   #3
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

That's what I would do exactly, making sure to write zeros to the disk, not just a quick format... Making sure the virus is gone...
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06 Nov 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sedril View Post
That's what I would do exactly, making sure to write zeros to the disk, not just a quick format... Making sure the virus is gone...
Make sure you delete partitions, format the HD and make new partitions so the MBR is rebuilt. Even that isnt fool proof (some malware can jump partitions) but it is your best bet.
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06 Nov 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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07 Nov 2011   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This page tells you how to manually remove it. Don't download any of the programs suggest here, just remove! How to Remove Marvelous Search System
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08 Nov 2011   #7
trale

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys, it looks like I've finally managed to get this under control - combination of Windows Updates, updating Avira, running Spybot, Malwarebytes, cleaning registry manually, blocking the site using my Host file, and maybe a little bit of luck.

I'm not sure which one of these actually did the trick, but I hope a more definite solution for this virus will come out in the near future should it resurface.
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08 Nov 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear trale! Keep an eye on you online accounts too.
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