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Windows 7: How to I scan my K53E Asus laptop recovery Partition ?

14 Dec 2013   #1
Alpineflower

Windows 7 home premium x 64 bit
 
 
How to I scan my K53E Asus laptop recovery Partition ?

Hi I had some quite bad viruses that led me to a re-install with people breaking into my accounts. Needless to say I have had to change my habits even though they were better than many. Eg- Remove any password that is emailed to you by a website etc etc etc etc etc etc

However I am uncertain that over a 6 month period with problems on and off if my recovery partition is infected and I have no recovery dvd. I have re-installed windows for my Asus K53E like my manufacturer told me from the F8 revovery partition. I could re-install windows again as it is only one week old into the fresh clean install at present if required.

I want to be 100 % certain I'm okay by scanning my 'recovery partition' with Kapersky which I have before installing it now. Or I could somehow make it available , perhaps visible to my PC so it can be scanned without re-installing. I'd feel safer knowing some how that all my partitions are okay. Also if there are other methods or PROVING there is no suspicious activity or viruses then I'd like to know about a method thats easy if you have one to do this. For example I check keyloggers by looking in task manger for just 'one' of the winlog.exe running. When my computer used to be infected if I went to task manager is would revolve the titles so things like winlog.exe would disappear and then re-appear. I thought this for example might be an EASY classic sign that takes 2 seconds to check if there is suspicion at least that there may be something going on. I believe keyloggers or other means were used to break into my accounts and here alot about shutting down unecessary ports and router gateways , or something or other , but don't know much about it.

Please Note that there is nothing bad being picked up in Full scans at present on the new install but my questions still remain due several reasons both above and not yet written. Will Kapersky scan a recovery partition on a full scan as it probable it currently does not know it exists ?

Thanks very much and much appreciated for your time

JUST TO ADD I AM ABOUT TO INSTALL UBUNTU AND WONDER IF AFTER I INSTALLED THIS I CAN THEN SCAN WINDOWS RECOVERY PARTITION AS LINUX MIGHT SEE IT AND WONDER IF I NEED DUAL BOOT TO ALLOW THIS.


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14 Dec 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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14 Dec 2013   #3
Alpineflower

Windows 7 home premium x 64 bit
 
 

High my pc is fine probably as i say as no virus is in an obvious fashion apparent AT ALL. But due to what went on I wanted to make 100 % sure of the recovery partition. Are you saying that these can work as well as Linux for certainty ?

Google is very clear to point out it is a regular occurance that linux scans of windows pick up the extra things windows op cannot due to some constraint happening with any operation system. This is why after 4 hacks I wanted to particularly make sure windows is not missing anything. Do you think linux forums is the best place or that I need people who can answer about both Linux and windows here. Just to say your idea is good and perhaps a normal recommendation but do you know anyone who had been hacked 4 times in 6 months. You start to wonder if someone has something against you and get worried about it of course and take millions of precautions. I felt context would be good otherwise it would look like I was not listening when I much appreciate your answer ! Does anyone have linux experience ? and for the forums records the below link and what are your views ?-
Use Linux to Scan Unusable Windows Drives for Viruses
Please note as described in my first sentence I do not have an unusable drive but the article addresses any condition / situation. Thanks
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