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Windows 7: Help removing virus located in winsxs folder

17 Aug 2012   #11
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm, although I hate to do it I guess I'll have to. There's just one folder that I need. I'll move it to a flash drive. How should I go about checking that file for infections?


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17 Aug 2012   #12
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

unistall your antivirus and istall MSE again if you have already! make to your system full scan!!
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17 Aug 2012   #13
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

MSE?
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17 Aug 2012   #14
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

the free anti virus Microsoft security essentials!
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17 Aug 2012   #15
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh okay I'll give it a try. Do you think that the virus may have infected my other computer since I have transferred files between them? Also Since I need this one folder, is it okay to take it with me to the other computer?
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17 Aug 2012   #16
Valon1982

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

nobody can gives a sure answer, but if you see it also to start to react strange(get slow, many apps fail to open, changments to your backround programs) is very possible, many viruses they are in your pc and you dont even understand it, we can just hope to didnt infect
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17 Aug 2012   #17
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

K, I will probably just end up formatting and putting on a new copy of windows. One thing that I really need to know is if it is safe to move one of my folders to another computer.
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17 Aug 2012   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Any thing you save from the infected computer is most likely infected also. Any other computer that you were networked with is most likely infected also. You are not dealing with some little toy infection when you spank it it will go away. This is one bad ass rootket that has probably infected more places in your system that your anti virus scan found.
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17 Aug 2012   #19
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay thanks for the info, but still, no one has told e what it might be doing/trying to do to my system.
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17 Aug 2012   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Come on now lets get serious. Because no one knows except the people who created it and a few experts that work in the anti virus field. For sure it wasn't created to make your computing life better.
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