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Windows 7: Trovi Virus - help to remove please

20 Jul 2014   #131
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Tousdae,

See if the programs were downloaded to the default location - your Downloads folder.
If any of the utilities are in Downloads, you can remove them.

Jacee wanted you to keep Old Timer TFC, but the rest of the utilities you used following her instructions are safe to be removed. I'll check back in a little bit.


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20 Jul 2014   #132
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

K, Thanks Bill. Ok those things are removed.

I'll check back tmr.
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20 Jul 2014   #133
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Great. You could launch Windows Update (WU) and see how many updates get installed over night. I think we stopped WU when there were 115 or some large number. Getting those installed over night would be great.

Launch Windows Update
Check for updates
Install all updates offered in each session.

Some sessions will require a restart.

For tonight's WU session, don't worry about the restart until the morning, just start the download / install process and let the machine do the work.

We can pick the last few things tomorrow, but it's important to get Windows up-to-date.
You're doing fine given all the different things we're asking you to do.

Bill
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21 Jul 2014   #134
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

GM,

The machine is up to date.

I will be around for a few hours and will check back.
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21 Jul 2014   #135
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, that's really good news - all Windows Updates have been installed.

Give me some time to review the thread again and I'll post what still needs to be done.

Your disk is 12% fragmented, possibly more since you've updated Windows, this will negatively affect performance.

Download Piriform Defraggler from here.
When the download is complete, press the Run button on the action bar.
Answer yes to any UAC prompts and install the application.

Once Defraggler is installed - run it (it might ask if you want to launch it when you install it)
Select your C: drive - probably already highlighted, but make sure you're working on the C: drive
Press the Defrag button
This might take a while - just let it finish

When the main defrag is done
Open the Action menu
Mouse over the Advanced menu pick to expand the sub menu
Select Defrag Freespace
This might take a while - just let it finish

Then you're done with that housekeeping task.

I'll stop back in a while to see how you're doing or if you have any questions.

Bill
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21 Jul 2014   #136
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I was hanging in here while doing your housekeeping, but after about an hour this is only 4% done so I'll come back when it's finished.
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21 Jul 2014   #137
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You're talking about Defraggler right? And this is the first run, not the freespace run- right?

Ok, let Defraggler do it's work. Once it gets to a certain point, it does go a little faster, but only a little faster

Hold off on the other housekeeping, I'd like to take this one step at a time.

Some of the housekeeping I posted earlier might not apply after Jacee worked with you. No sense in doing double duty or making the machine (or you ) work harder.

It's best to let Defraggler work without having to deal with new files being created. It's trying to organize the files on the disk and when it sees a new file and it says "hey, there's another one I have to move". You can do simple things, but try not to do too much when it's running. Again, I should have said that earlier, sorry about that.

Bill
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21 Jul 2014   #138
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Uh, I do remember it asking me about freeing up space. I said yeah >.< I was just coming to tell you 3 hours and 10 mins left. Now I don't know if it's even running right.
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21 Jul 2014   #139
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The C drive is highlighted.
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21 Jul 2014   #140
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post

When the main defrag is done
Open the Action menu
Mouse over the Advanced menu pick to expand the sub menu
Select Defrag Freespace
I just started the above.

Thanks.
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