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Windows 7: Trovi Virus - help to remove please

21 Jul 2014   #141
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
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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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.
Ok, just so I'm clear...

You ran Defraggler once (the main defrag as in your quote above) and that took quite a while.
I'm confused by your statement I do remember it asking me about freeing up space ... that sounds like a different utility.

This is why I said we need to go step by step and only run one thing at a time. You can help me out by using the name of the utility you're running (not it asked or it's running ..). I'm also helping other members and I can get confused between threads

Since you're on the Defraggler step, where are you in the process?
1) Main defrag done or running
2) Freespace done or running?

Let me know when both defrags are done. You're inches away from the goal line!

Thanks,

Bill
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21 Jul 2014   #142
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Main defrag is done and this is the freespace running now. For hours already. Note the time remaining

Going to bed. I'll be back in the morning.


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22 Jul 2014   #143
Slartybart

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

Ok thanks, I was pretty sure that's where you were (on the freespace defrag), but wanted to be sure.

The disk was badly fragmented, at least by my book. The main defrag reorganizes the files, the freespace defrag reorganizes.... well the freespace making it easier (faster) for the system to write new files.

It's really strange. I've seen Defraggler report greater than a day to defrag some of my drives, but that quickly drops to five or six hours. Then it gets down to one minute and takes 30 minutes to finish. Go figure - it's an estimated time based on what it has done and what it thinks it has left to do.

Bill
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22 Jul 2014   #144
Slartybart

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

When you get the chance, download this batch file (SFlistClean.bat)
SFlistClean.bat
Open a standard Command Prompt and type
Downloads\SFlistClean
exit
The batch file lists the following folders: Downloads, Desktop, and your user temp and creates a text file named SFcleanup.txt in your user folder.

Please attach the SFcleanup.txt file to your next post.
(use the paperclip icon on the posting menu bar to attach the file)

I'll look through the list and see if anything from our work needs to be cleaned up. I can build another batch file to do the actual cleanup.

After that, I think you're finished with this exercise.

Thanks for being so patient.

Bill
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22 Jul 2014   #145
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Oh joy ... a day left ... This has been running all night, btw. My disk was badly fragmented??? How come? Even though I just did a clean install?? Can I do your above direction while this thing is scanning for another day???


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22 Jul 2014   #146
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok done.

I am apparently not doing this last step correctly. I downloaded that sf clean thingy, brought up the command prompt, typed what you told me to and I don't see any log on my desktop.

Thank you


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22 Jul 2014   #147
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Oh joy ... a day left ... This has been running all night, btw. My disk was badly fragmented??? How come? Even though I just did a clean install?? Can I do your above direction while this thing is scanning for another day???

I must have missed where you did a Clean Reinstall after I already explained that having a windows.old folder means the partition wasn't even formatted

In the time this has dragged on annoyingly perhaps hundreds of happy users have actually done the reinstall we specialize in here out of millions who also have the best install one can have of Win7.

Yet when I offered to help you do this personally you threw it back in my face with so little grace I can only sit and watch the slow motion train wreck.

I will repeat: You would hAve a perfect install better than 99% of all others had you cooperated, like tens of thousands of others without a single complaint.
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22 Jul 2014   #148
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Oh joy ... a day left ... This has been running all night, btw. My disk was badly fragmented??? How come? Even though I just did a clean install?? Can I do your above direction while this thing is scanning for another day???

I must have missed where you did a Clean Reinstall after I already explained that having a windows.old folder means the partition wasn't even formatted So don't misrepresent that you have anything close to a clean install when you have a train wreck.

In the time this has dragged on annoyingly perhaps hundreds of happy users have actually done the reinstall we specialize in here, out of millions who also have the best install one can have of Win7 because they actually follow the tutorials.

Yet when I offered to help you do this personally you threw it back in my face with so little grace I can only sit and watch the slow motion train wreck.

I will repeat: You would already have a perfect install better than 99% of all others had you cooperated, like tens of thousands of others I've helped do this here daily for 5 years without a single complaint.
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22 Jul 2014   #149
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
When you get the chance, download this batch file (SFlistClean.bat)
Attachment 326510
Open a standard Command Prompt and type
Downloads\SFlistClean
exit
The batch file lists the following folders: Downloads, Desktop, and your user temp and creates a text file named SFcleanup.txt in your user folder.

Please attach the SFcleanup.txt file to your next post.
(use the paperclip icon on the posting menu bar to attach the file)

I'll look through the list and see if anything from our work needs to be cleaned up. I can build another batch file to do the actual cleanup.

After that, I think you're finished with this exercise.

Thanks for being so patient.

Bill
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Ok done.

I am apparently not doing this last step correctly. I downloaded that sf clean thingy, brought up the command prompt, typed what you told me to and I don't see any log on my desktop.

Thank you
Look in your user folder instead of the desktop, C:\Users\YourUserName
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22 Jul 2014   #150
Slartybart

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

A disk becomes fragmented over time when files are written and deleted.

When files are deleted, Windows marks the space as free. The next write operation uses free space.. A small file can fit in some of the free space, but larger files have to use free space that is scattered across the drive - this is a fragmented file.

You tried a few times to re-install Windows and that was a lot of writes. The re-install created the Windows.old folders and you subsequently deleted them - that was a lot of deletes.

Your disk basically looked like Swiss cheese as far as free space went.

Had you been successful at a Clean install, none of the operations you've done would have been necessary. The disk would have been wiped clean (no malware, no fragmentation, no Windows.old folders...) and a fresh Windows would have been installed.

I know you tried to follow the instructions for a Clean re-install, but for whatever reason, you ended up doing a Repair install. It's not as uncommon as you might think, one missed step in the instructions is all it takes.

The re-install is a moot point at this stage.
I am not suggesting that you try it again.

The batch file writes SFcleanup.txt to your user folder, not the desktop.
- please attach C:\Users\LI\SFcleanup.txt to a post - thanks.
(use the paperclip icon on the posting menu bar to attach the file)

Bill
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