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Windows 7: VIRUS has formatted hard drive

30 Dec 2011   #41
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It probably just indicated it was an empty volume, I wouldn't worry about it


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30 Dec 2011   #42
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok no worrys let me no how you get on with that file you told me download and once you find out let me know and follow your instructions also it still scanning on malwarebytes anti-malware now its on 79 objects infected
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30 Dec 2011   #43
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have another computer you can use to recover files off the infected one?
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30 Dec 2011   #44
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

nope only the 250GB storeage device that ive got
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30 Dec 2011   #45
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So you're using the infected one right now? Since using the computer that you want to recover data from can lower your chances of recovering data it's better if you use a different computer to make a bootable CD and use that CD to recover data.

But if you don't mind risking some of your data, you can run the program I linked to on your computer and see what it can recover
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30 Dec 2011   #46
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok do you want me to post the log once ive finished the malwarebytes log once its finished same with that program you linked me up with??
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30 Dec 2011   #47
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes after Malwarebytes cleans whatever it finds off of your PC, post that log. Then run the program you downloaded and do a complete recovery.

Here is how you do that:

1. Open the program, select 'Complete Recovery'
2. Select your main partition where everything was stored (most likely C click 'Next'
3. Let it scan the partition, this may take a long time
4. On the next screen, be sure the drive you want to recover is selected and then click 'Next'
5. Check off everything you want recovered, click 'Next'
6. Choose where to save these files (pick your external drive), hit 'Next'
7. When the process is done your files will be where you selected to have them saved to
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30 Dec 2011   #48
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok no worrys il do that what about if say images say invalid image or videos wont play what happens then also i cnt access my folderlock files and i typed right passwords in and says wrong password how can i open them
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30 Dec 2011   #49
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately images/videos that you can't open are likely corrupt. Do you have a backup copy of these things?

For locked folders, there is software that can crack the passwords on them, but I don't know of any that is free
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30 Dec 2011   #50
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok il run that program soon that you got me as soon as its finished with malware and post both log files be back as soon as possible
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