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Windows 7: Can't seem to get rid of virus

04 Jan 2013   #1
nostaw5

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can't seem to get rid of virus

Hi guys,

I found a trojan on my computer after all my files (games, videos,) have been wiped off.


I noticed as well my HDD light was always on like the trojan is trying to slow down my HDD?.

I have removed the virus or (or it says i did) and the HDD light still on, never stops to blink or anything. So i ran scan again and downloaded malwarebytes.

Tests show 100% clean. >.<

Will i need to reinstall windows or is there a better way?


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04 Jan 2013   #2
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

You sure it wasn't blinking a lot prior the trojan? Maybe you're just running a lot of applications in the background or something.
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04 Jan 2013   #3
nostaw5

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

yes even if im not doing anything (idle) the light is still on. It never normally did this, if idle it wouldnt even blink.
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04 Jan 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Give your drive a test to see if it may be failing.

Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools

If you think you have an infection try Windows Defender Offline
Also this might find crap too. http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/
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04 Jan 2013   #5
nostaw5

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Give your drive a test to see if it may be failing.

Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools

If you think you have an infection try Windows Defender Offline
Also this might find crap too. Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET
I havnt run a windows defender scan at all, i thought my antivirus would do the work,

would that find anything? and would seatools work with a WD HDD?

thanks for your sugestions, the hdd has normal operation, after i log in something is making the light run 24/7, on boot screen it blinking like it normally does...
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04 Jan 2013   #6
nostaw5

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

update:

just now it was blinking for about a minute then went back to full on, the only apps i had open was chrome (shut down everything i was running in taskbar/.

after i ran defender this occured
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04 Jan 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Seatools can diagnose a WD drive but won't fix it.
Scroll down to number 5, there is the WD Life guard, try that.

Ye the Offline scanner may find what your AV missed, it work before Windows is booted up. The Eset work in Windows but may also find something. One AV scan is never enough.
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04 Jan 2013   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

It might be a good idea to check if you have a rootkit. Run TDSSKiller to check for that.

http://support.kaspersky.com/5350

Windows Defender Offline should be made on a clean PC (not on a suspected infected machine) as making it on a infected PC can compromise the integrity of the scanner.

What was the name of the Trojan that was found on your system?
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04 Jan 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Windows Defender Offline should be made on a clean PC (not on a suspected infected machine) as making it on a infected PC can compromise the integrity of the scanner.
Good point Borg.
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04 Jan 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Am just curious just what is still on as mine blinks away as a normal matter.

If you are really worried re that virus why not try this How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected to check
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