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Windows 7: Virus detection


25 May 2012   #1

Win 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Virus detection

Hi there,

I clicked on a link in Facebook and I think it has given my machine a virus. I ran MSE which picked up 3 or 4 severe threatss. Have got MSE to remove these threats from my machine but my machine is still running slow. If I have to do a reinstall can windows easy transfer copy and reinstall my drivers. If not does anyone have any good free software links that will backup and reinstall my drivers? Im downloading AVG free just now to see if that can pick up anything. Have ran malwarebytes. I think this could be looking at a reinstall now. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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25 May 2012   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Hi clark,

you only need one AV pkg - MSE seems to be favored around here. I don't have a dog in that fight, so since you have MSE, stick with it.

MalwareBytes (MwB) is a good companion to any AV software - keep MwB too. I'm not sure why you think you have to re-install (slowness?) if your system came up clean MSE, MwB). That's an awful big hammer to use, but.....
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25 May 2012   #3

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clark33 View Post
Hi there,

I clicked on a link in Facebook and I think it has given my machine a virus. I ran MSE which picked up 3 or 4 severe threatss. Have got MSE to remove these threats from my machine but my machine is still running slow. If I have to do a reinstall can windows easy transfer copy and reinstall my drivers. If not does anyone have any good free software links that will backup and reinstall my drivers? Im downloading AVG free just now to see if that can pick up anything. Have ran malwarebytes. I think this could be looking at a reinstall now. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Sandboxie is your friend
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25 May 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Sandboxie ROCKS!!

Sorry to hear about your comp clark...maybe give ad aware a try. Or spybot.
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26 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried any other online AV scanners:

ESET :: Get a FREE Online Virus Scan

Free Anti-Virus Scan | Kaspersky Lab United States

Here's a link to a sevenforums tutorial on using Easy Transfer:

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

As far as your drivers are concerned, make sure to copy the driver for your network interface device so that you can use that to get online to gather the others as well as all the Windows updates.

Let us know how it goes!
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28 May 2012   #6

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

You could give this a try, the tool includes a Rootkit Scanner:

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Norton Power Eraser is specially designed to aggressively target scamware. It uses our most thorough scanning technology to eliminate threats that traditional virus scanning doesn’t always detect, so you can get your PC back.
Norton Power Eraser | Free Tool |Easily remove scamware that traditional virus scanning can

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Because Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully. If you accidently remove a legitimate program, you can run Norton Power Eraser to review past repair sessions and undo them.
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