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Windows 7: Can malware damage the files?

25 Apr 2013   #11
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

@cottonball:

Those malware found were in type of trojan and virus. I found them by my avira bootable disk which is not possible to picture them. Anyway, on that scan, Avira found 10 malware, so if I remove those malware maybe one of them be one of my personal files so it's possible to loss that, so isn't it better to before scanning, I back up my personal files to save them from removing by anti-malware in scanning time?


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25 Apr 2013   #12
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It is difficult to remove something I cannot see.

To play it safe, let's download Dr.Web CureIt!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the free version.
Save to the Desktop.

After the file downloads, temporarily disable your antivirus program and disconnect from the Internet.
The scan will go faster.
Info: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs - Security Mini-Guides

Right-click the cureit.exe file and select: Run as Administrator

At the Dr.Web CureIt console, License and Updates prompt, agree to participate, and select: Continue

At the San Mode prompt, click: Select objects for scanning

At the next prompt, Custom Scan, check all the items except:
Temporary files
System Restore points.

Next, press: Click to select files and folders
Under Browse, select the drives to scan making sure the drive containing the Operating System, normally C:, is selected. Also select any additional drives (not the CD/DVD drive). When done, click: OK

Reboot computer to Safe Mode (Tap F8 key before the Microsoft logo appears. Select Safe Mode from the options).

Back at Dr.Web, click: Start Scanning

Please do not run any other programs while the scan is in progress.
The time needed for a full scan depends on factors, such as system performance, available memory, running processes, number of drives and files, etc. Please be patient since it may take a while.

If a threat is detected, a screen similar to the following appears:



For each entry detected, click on the down arrow by Action, and select: Cure (or Ignore, if it is something you recognize)



For the program to apply the selection on the Action column, click: Neutralize

When the actions are applied, a message appears: All security threats were neutralized successfully!

Now, click on the green: Open Report
The report appears in Notepad, and is called: Cureit.log
Save the report to the Desktop.

Close Dr.Web Cureit

Restart the computer to allow the files in use to be acted upon during reboot.

After reboot, attach the Cureit.log, saved previously, in your reply.

Re-enable your antivirus program when done.
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