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Windows 7: VIRUS has formatted hard drive

31 Dec 2011   #51
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

hey just ran that program and didnt manage to pick anything decent up yet that Undo Delete shows that they are there nut multimple files of them say 2 empty files and 1 full file only viewable on Undo Delete program


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31 Dec 2011   #52
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

just to let you know ive done a full scan and managed to find all the files and folders but alot of them have got a red D on the files also my microsoft word files have all changed to EEnnuuqqnnjjhhggffWW how to i change it and also found loads of system restore points but not touched anything or restored antthing yet
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31 Dec 2011   #53
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think the next step would be to try running a system restore from your windows installation disc. Hopefully it will be able to restore from the data that is still on your drive. If not you may need to purchase undo delete if it appears to be working for you
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31 Dec 2011   #54
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ive just ran a virus scan and its found the following WinFL.drv.sys and i placed it in move to chest on avast is that the dangerious virus that has damaged my computer?? also is there a way to maybe get a full version of undo delete with out having to pay for it?? say a 60 day trial or something or maybe even a serial number or something please
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31 Dec 2011   #55
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never even heard of that program so I have no code to give you, you could see if anyone else has one to give you but I recommend you do the system restore from one of your restore points and see what happens
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31 Dec 2011   #56
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkny1221 View Post
ive just ran a virus scan and its found the following WinFL.drv.sys and i placed it in move to chest on avast is that the dangerious virus that has damaged my computer?? also is there a way to maybe get a full version of undo delete with out having to pay for it?? say a 60 day trial or something or maybe even a serial number or something please
That file is another rootkit.
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31 Dec 2011   #57
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

well it told me to either delete it or send to virus volt which 1 should i do
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31 Dec 2011   #58
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get rid of it
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31 Dec 2011   #59
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

It sounds as though you picked up some kind of ransomeware, usually these programs scramble your files and offer to give them back to you once you pay up for the key. Did you get any kind of pop up or message requesting something like that? If so, what was the name of it?

Also, with all the steps you've taken so far, you've probably overwritten some of the files. Most of them are probably compromised or damaged. It might be time to cut your losses, migrate whatever personal files you can and do a clean re-install since at this point it's doubtful the PC can ever be trusted again. Not to mention that you can start anew with a clean system. Just be sure to make a system image at regular intervals so the next time something like this happens, you can restore it.

Your system may have come with a factory restore that will reset it to the the point of when you 1st got it. If you can still access it, you may want to consider using it. Although the safest way would be to format the HD & use the Windows disk to re-install everything.
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31 Dec 2011   #60
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
It sounds as though you picked up some kind of ransomeware
After visiting the site for the software I'm compelled to agree. It seems like something that was hastily setup to scam people. If that EASUS software I linked to didn't do the trick, I'm afraid your files are likely gone
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