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Windows 7: virus attack: turned windows security center off. cannot turn on

07 Oct 2012   #21
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ok.
just successfully installed windows 7.

would someone please tell me how to get online?

I did not save anything from my old system.

and should I download microsoft security essentials for my antivirus program?


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07 Oct 2012   #22
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Security Essentials is an excellent choice, yes.

To get online, plug in your ethernet cable - Windows should pick it up, and then offer downlaods (it might also downlaod an appropriate wireless card driver for you if you have that).

Any problems, just post back.
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07 Oct 2012   #23
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Security Essentials is an excellent choice, yes.

To get online, plug in your ethernet cable - Windows should pick it up, and then offer downlaods (it might also downlaod an appropriate wireless card driver for you if you have that).

Any problems, just post back.


thanks alot Golden.

I am online with an ethernet cable. (solution to windows 7 installation was to delete the 3 partitions from my HDD, and let windows format it).


windows update is currently running.
I downloaded MSE.

am trying to get wireless working. would you please help me? I'm kind of stuck on this one?
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08 Oct 2012   #24
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Refer to the manufacturers website for downloading and installing the correct wireless adapter driver. Refer back to the tutorial for specific items related to laptop makes.

Regards,
Golden
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08 Oct 2012   #25
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Refer to the manufacturers website for downloading and installing the correct wireless adapter driver. Refer back to the tutorial for specific items related to laptop makes.

Regards,
Golden
hey Golden,

thank you so much for all the help. sony told me that I would have to buy recovery disks from them to get my wireless internet working again.

I took my computer to my tech. it was a valiant effort. I learned a bunch of stuff.

better luck next time.

the SOB that created that trojan virus perhaps is happy. I am the poorer for it. I lost my whole weekend and now I will pay money anyway.
yes I'd say good day for the bad guy.

mod please close this thread. not sure if I should mark it solved or not. thank you.
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09 Oct 2012   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

You gave up to quickly - you do not need to purchase recovery disks to find the driver for your wireless adaptor. All you needed was a bit of patience to locate the driver on the manufacturer site. Did you read the tutorial at all?

You were only 1 step away from having the perfect install without having to fork out a single cent

Regards,
Golden
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09 Oct 2012   #27
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I downloaded all the drivers from the manufacturers site. including the wireless adapter driver.
it did not work.

looking ahead.

would you please tell me any thoughts you have regarding how I can have this not happen again?

I have using the web of trust. but, it seems like so many websites that I want to go to have no rating.
they have the little blue question mark.
so I started going to these sites anyway in my quenchless search for knowledge about everything.
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09 Oct 2012   #28
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

1. Make sure you install all the security updates for Windows, Internet explorer & Microsoft Office
Whenever a security problem in its software is found, Microsoft will usually create a patch for it to that after the patch is installed, attackers can't use the vulnerability to install malicious software on your PC, so keeping up with these patches will help to prevent malicious software being installed on your PC
Go here to check for & install updates to Microsoft applications
Note: The update process uses activex, so you will need to use internet explorer for it, and allow the activex control that it wants to install

2. Along with MSE... Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

3. Keep your non-Microsoft applications updated as well
Microsoft isn't the only company whose products can contain security vulnerabilities, to check for other vulnerable programs running on your PC that are in need of an update, you can use the Secunia Software Inspector - I suggest that you run it at least once a month

4. Download and run an additional (non-antivirus) antimalware solution, such as free MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware or SUPERAntiSpyware
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09 Oct 2012   #29
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Jacee,

thank you for your incredibly generous excellent reply.

I will do what you suggest.

thank you so much.

Chas
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09 Oct 2012   #30
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

More power to ya' for staying "clean"!!
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