Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Do I have the w32 Blaster?

18 May 2013   #511
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Okay, you're on your own ... wipe the computer and re-install the OS.

Thanks for letting us know what you were up to on page 17 ... a lot of wasted time here.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 May 2013   #512
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Prescottbob,

When we left off last night, had requested you download FRST. However, at the point you are right now, following up with FRST seems inconsequential.

My apology for not following up, but, been hit by a bad cold, or something that knocked me off my feet. My head is just "stuffed".

The Internet Security 2013 infection you were initially confronted with also brought with it an infection that affects Microsoft Security Essenials and/or Windows Defender by creating symbolic links (also called junctions) to their folders and files. In turn, this affects pathname resolution, which, in plain English means "can't get there from here".

Work has begun to beat this infection, but, it does not appear that a solution will come overnight.

If you are considering a clean install, you are on the right track.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2013   #513
Prescottbob

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you and everyone for going past the point of reasonableness in trying to resolve this machine's problems and leading me through unfamiliar territory. I'll do a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 May 2013   #514
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I want to thank you for being a gentleman.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #515
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Prescottbob,

Have you done a clean install yet?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #516
Prescottbob

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

No, I won't be doing that until next week when I return from my other home with the doc. package for this machine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #517
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You have a .doc package for this computer. I feel a lot better now. Let us know how things go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #518
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This is up to you, of course, but, a very competent tool developer at another forum where I work has come up with a way of getting rid of the damage done by the infection on your system.

It has been tried successfully several times, and we can use it here.

You will have to go through one last round of instructions with me, but, it may get the machine going where you can download, etc.

If you want to give it a whirl, fine, if you do not, that is fine also. Just let me know.

Going out for a while...should be back o/a 7:00PM CST.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #519
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

After looking at another forum I frequent, this is a type of ZeroAccess/Sirefef ... I don't believe at this point, the computer is "recoverable".

I see some MS-MVP's saying it's best to nuke and do a clean install. Which I agree with. With that kind of "Rootkit", how could the computer ever be reliable again?

It's totally up to the user to try the new tool, but don't have any critical/personal information on that machine, or any other computers that can connect with it on the Network. Keep it outside of the Network connection!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #520
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Prescottbob,

Quote:
Quoting Jacee: I see some MS-MVP's saying it's best to nuke and do a clean install
In turn, I look for the MS-MVP's and Malware Tool Developers saying: "Here is a tool to fix this."
Namely: Trojan Dropper:Win32/Sirefef.gen!E

Jacee and I have different opinions on this issue. Rootkits are not "the thing" for some, but Rootkits are "the thing" for others. I belong to the latter group.

This all boils down to your decision, and is fine with me, any way you go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Do I have the w32 Blaster?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
W32 Blaster Worm
Hello, My computer has caught this worm and is driving me crazy, it starts with the spyware protection software which tells me I have many viruses. Im aware its a scam but i cant seem to resolve the problem in safe mode using spybot & uniblue registry cleaner. Please could someone help me,...
System Security
blaster.worm help
my laptop wont do anything. I keep getting a message saying blocked by w32/blaster.worm. Can you please pretty please help me
System Security
Facebook blaster pro
Hi,recently i have remove facebook blaster pro.but when i start my pc a pop up of it show up.it run firefox from himself.Plz help me?
Software
worm blaster
my husbands computer got the worm blaster. the computer was working fine in the am.and i had only searched walmart .com. at noon when he turned it on it said it was infected and wouldnt let us go to anything. i am running avg(updated) and mcfee on it. now all of his desktop icons are gone and i...
System Security
Sound Blaster
My sound chip on my motherboard seem to have gone kaput, got a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE. Apparently it don't work with Win7, yet its all right on my Vista partition. Trying to find a driver that will make it compatible with 7. Anyone had that problem.
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App