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Windows 7: VIRUS has formatted hard drive

01 Jan 2012   #71
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkny1221 View Post
just opened a word document and it changed it all to ADVAPI32.dll KERNEL32.dllUSER32.dll msvcrt.dll ole32.dll ntdll.dll COMCTL32.dll also my folder lock files ive found some called flkw type and they wont open with folder lock and most of the files on the recovery have a red D on the file how do i fix this please
It isn't smart to do System Restores at the moment as the virus has taken over al the restore points ...


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01 Jan 2012   #72
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so what is best bet to do then as ive not restored it or restored any files off of that EASUS data recovery wizard and it has everything up including the windows folders etc...
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01 Jan 2012   #73
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

download and run a linux live cd. Access your important files with the file browser. Copy and paste to a usb an re install.
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01 Jan 2012   #74
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

why would i use a linux live cd if im on windows 7 though??
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01 Jan 2012   #75
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkny1221 View Post
why would i use a linux live cd if im on windows 7 though??
To copy over your data i'm sorry to say this but I think all your data you can't recover by now is just lost a Clean Windows 7 reinstall is strongly recommend
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01 Jan 2012   #76
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
download and run a linux live cd. Access your important files with the file browser. Copy and paste to a usb an re install.
The only problem is that all of the files are corrupt. I think it's time to cut your losses and do a clean install after formatting the drive.

A few suggestions for once your back up and running: keep a periodic external backup of your files andhave windows create backup system images, once you get it set up you won't need to touch it ever again. Also, stop using avast, I highly recommend Microsoft security essentials plus it's free. Finally, be more careful when browsing the web, there's a lot of nasty stuff out there and you wouldn't want to go through this ordeal again.

Best of luck and happy new year
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01 Jan 2012   #77
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ive found alot of my files but the image files are saying invalid image please cna you tell me a way to fix it please as ive had these pictures for over 10 years onw please thank you
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01 Jan 2012   #78
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

These files are likely lost because you kept using the computer after the incident which probably caused most of your data to be overwritten or corrupt, not to mention the damage done by the infection itself
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01 Jan 2012   #79
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

today ive not used the pc and only thing i have done is a rollback rx to the 20/11/11 and that is it some of them are viewable more since ive done this
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01 Jan 2012   #80
dkny1221

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

just found a good program review would you be able to try it for me its called FileRestore profressinal 4.2.1 please as the reviews are really good off some people please
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