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Windows 7: Random Adobe update led to Microsoft SE disabled; infected?!

09 Jul 2012   #41
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Yup, 64. I'm dl-ing a 64 bit iso (I have Windows 7 Home Premium SP1). I'm reading the instructions now, but I will need confirmation if I got the jist of it nor not. Plus, repair install or clean install?


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10 Jul 2012   #42
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Installing from an ISO is a clean install. You don't have disks so repairing the computer is out of the question.
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10 Jul 2012   #43
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Clean install complete, and now the firewall is back and running! Thanks, man for the help.

My computer looks brand new, since I also got a laptop last Friday, and I'm getting deja vu lol

But anyway, before we can successfully end this, all of my old stuff is in Windows.old, and I wanted to ask how can I get certain things back to how they were before the reinstall? Like my favorites on IE, or if Firefox can be placed back to my desktop, Norton Safelite on IE, VLC, Cyberlink PowerDVD, or if I can bring back SUPERAnti, and Malwarebytes, or do I have to redl those? If I do still have tm, what do I have to do to make sure that they can be used like normal? Etc. Because my remaining storage seems to indicate that it is all still here, I just need to put them back propertly, y'know?

I feel like, with that for example, I went a little backwards. For example, I can't seem to change the type of file from one thing to another. It seems like I really need to re-dl alot of things, like Wordpad, or whatever I had to view images. This is going to be a long night. I just need to know the right things to dl, and not spam or other problems.

PS If I were to use CCleaner (if I still have it, if not then its a re-dl), upon going though all this, what should I check to clean?
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10 Jul 2012   #44
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Keep in mind; anything from the Windows old system could be infected and putting they back into your new clean and install will infect it again.
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10 Jul 2012   #45
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, so how can we tell if any are infected or not? BTW, it seems like I can bring back Malwarebytes, Cyberlink, etc. which is making me happy.
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10 Jul 2012   #46
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
Go down to option 5
This removes Windows Old if you want to.
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10 Jul 2012   #47
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Oh, no. I want to keep all this. I just want to bring it all back; from Owner to my new name on this computer. I mean, Malwarebytes is here; SUPERAnti-Spyware, Cyberlink PowerDVD, my pictures, downloads, documents, firefox; things that I need, that I don't have to re-dl, are here. And those pictures; I will never get them back if I get rid of them.

It's just that you said something in there might be infected, and I wanted to know how we could find out if there is before I do anything? Of course, if there isn't anything infected, I will put everything back; but I wanted to know how can I so it won't confuse nor give me double (two Problem Files for example) from the old to new? I hope you get what I meant here.
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10 Jul 2012   #48
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You'll have to redownload everything. And it shouldn't be infected, you've done many scans with many anti-malware programs. I'd leave Ccleaner alone as it is only helpful if you need to remove stubborn programs.

You should be able to view your pictures just by clicking them. If you want better, try MS live essentials free: Windows Live Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

You'll have to install things like adobe flashplayer and reader. Luckily they are all free.

I would think the windows media player is a lot better than powerDVD. But up to you

Don't forget the massive amount of updates you'll need doing. This should also make things work and run a lot better. Do you have all drivers installed?
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11 Jul 2012   #49
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

@Layback Bear: you were right. I was performing MSE on each folder of Windows.old, and I don't know where in
the Users folder (maybe Appdata), but it did find some malware there: Exploit:Java/CVE-2012-1723.F and Trojan:Java/Mugademel.B: I used Disk Cleanup and got rid of Windows.old, but not before I moved the things that I wanted to keep (downloads, music, pictures, documents, etc.) But hey, I got free 54GBs!

@DustSailor: I already have the photo viewer from MS Live essentials, but like before, I know that I'll hardly used it. What I did use, I can't remember.

I use PowerDVD for my external Blu-ray drive. Speaking of drivers: for your question; I would think so. To be quite honest, once I got my new Win7; I was so focused on what I was missing that I didn't check for other things.

Also, file extensions: obviously, once I get back more of my media players, but I want to know what I have to do to be able to change something like an .avi to a .mkv to a .flv, etc.?

And my favorites that were once on IE; how can I put (the folder with the info) back into IE?
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11 Jul 2012   #50
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I meant to mention the favorites thing in my last post. You can 'export' favorites from the old profile and 'import' them in, but you deleted your account before i was aware you wanted to keep them. I should have known to warn you before you deleted your profile, and for that, I am deeply sorry. You no longer have any favorites

to convert video, you might find a useful program here: http://download.cnet.com/windows/video-converters/

It is really strange that a virus keeps somehow popping up even after full scans with all of those anti-malware programs you had installed. I'd be weary in case somehow it infected the new install. Do a full scan again to check for it.
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