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Windows 7: Caught a fakerean virus...


12 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Caught a fakerean virus...

Hi, I have a little problem and I want to make sure my system is okay. I already had some help over here in a thread that was initially related to something totally different.

So taken from that thread, the steps I've done so far were:

  • Ran rkill - didn't help
  • ran unhide
  • was able to run rkill finally, it did something but the problem wasn't corrected
  • ran Malwarebytes and tdss and it found nothing
  • was able to run Fakerean removal tool (thanks to writhziden)
  • ran Malwarebytes again, didn't find anything
  • Ran sfc /scannow several times and it did not find any integrity violations

So at this point I am just wondering if I should run anything else, to make sure my system is clear of any further problems?

Looks like most of my icons are back but I want to make sure, but maybe some other scan will help remove any possible left over issues.

Thanks to whoever ends up helping me.


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12 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Well your System appears to be OK for now.

However if you want to make 200% sure that all traces of the virus are gone then do a clean reinstall of Windows.
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12 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Wanchoo,

Okay. I don't want to do a reinstall Windows 7 right now because I need it for work, but if you think it probably is clear, that's good enough. I was going to run rogue killer for any bad registry entries it might make, something I read on another site, but maybe it's not a wise idea?
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12 Jun 2012   #4

win 7 64
 
 

Sandboxie is your friend
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13 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elstupido View Post
Sandboxie is your friend
I never have heard of it, how does that work? does it conflict with gaming or MSE. Would I need MSE still?
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13 Jun 2012   #6

win 7 64
 
 

Sandboxie plus vistas or 7s built in firewall will be strong enough to protect you without MSE if you so choose. But you might as well keep MSE since you have it.
WWW.SANDBOXIE.COM or youtube will explain how it works
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13 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Jessicka,

As for RogueKiller please don't install it. i have seen some bad press about it on the Net.

The only Registry Cleaner that is supported by the majority on these Forums is a part of cCleaner. You try that. Personally I jvPowerTools for cleaning the Registry and find it superb but it is a shareware program.
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13 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Jessicka,

As for RogueKiller please don't install it. i have seen some bad press about it on the Net.

The only Registry Cleaner that is supported by the majority on these Forums is a part of cCleaner. You try that. Personally I jvPowerTools for cleaning the Registry and find it superb but it is a shareware program.

Do you think I should try jvPowerTools then? I've never used a registry cleaner but I assume it is fairly straightforward?
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13 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

You can certainly try jvPowerTools. It is shareware but it works great.

I have just started it and opened its Registry Cleaner for a screen-shot which is below.

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As you can see it can clean the Registry at four levels of aggression. Level 2, which is the default is absolutely safe. I have tried the Level 4 for the heck of it and it did no damage to the system but I had as a precaution imaged the system beforehand in case anything went wrong. That is what I would advise you to do if you clean above the Level 2. I am saying this because if you did have a virus then it would have attacked the system related Registry entries and you may have to try cleaning above level 2 after you are confident about the use of the software. In that case please do make an image.

Good luck.


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13 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you, I got it and am using it. This site and everyone on it is suprising me with alot of things I never even knew existed, so thanks for that, I really appreciate it. I hope to learn something here just hanging out in the shadows.
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