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Windows 7: Best option for removing a keylogger virus


10 Sep 2012   #1

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Best option for removing a keylogger virus

Hi,

I don't want to take any chances with this. Would using the clean command twice be enough, or should I go so far as to use clean all? Other options? The system in question is a netbook with windows 7 started on it.

Thanks

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10 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

A single CLEAN should be sufficient, but I tend to be conservative with this and use the CLEAN ALL command. It will take longer to complete - about an hour per 320GB.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Regards,
Golden
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10 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

How did you get a virus ??? Not scanning b4 you opened a download ??
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13 Sep 2012   #4

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
How did you get a virus ??? Not scanning b4 you opened a download ??
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16 Sep 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

A single CLEAN should be sufficient, but I tend to be conservative with this and use the CLEAN ALL command. It will take longer to complete - about an hour per 320GB.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Regards,
Golden
Thanks for the info Golden. I tried the clean instructions, but got an error saying "clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot," which makes sense considering the OS can't wipe itself out. So how should I go about doing this?
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16 Sep 2012   #6

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Hi,

Boot from the installation DVD, then access DISKPART and the CLEAN command from there.

Access the command prompt by pressing SHIFT+F10 at the Languages screen when you boot from the installation DVD, then do the following:

diskpart <enter>
list disk <enter>
select disk # <enter> (where # = the number of the disk you wish to wipe)
clean all <enter>

Regards,
Golden
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16 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

I never use the "clean all" command, but i always run "clean" twice before installing windows, been doing this since Vista was released
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17 Sep 2012   #8

windows 7 starter
 
 

I have windows 7 starter, so unfortunately no install disc (there was a typo in my original post - sorry about that).
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18 Sep 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

That makes it trickier - try this:

Windows Defender Offline

Regards,
Golden
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18 Sep 2012   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya ubersleep another one I use is the Partition Wizard and do the quick wipe (all zeros) though you need another machine to hook your drive on and I do that by using one of those USB gadgets.

That gadget is also handy for a few things with the drive.

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