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Windows 7: Virus Removal

23 Sep 2014   #11
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
Small update on the issue. I have went through several online tutorials and gotten rid of the virus. Its running fine now and going to see how it is in a few days. Thanks for the help everyone.
The reason people are suggesting a format/install is because there could be (most likely are) leftovers from the infections on your PC. This is a problem if you ever plan on doing anything like banking or stuff like that. Your passwords probably aren't safe either.

I really hope you found a very comprehensive tutorial because if you aren't thorough, you may seem like its not infected anymore, but I see professionals who remove malware/viruses that leave some traces behind.

Can you provide the link you used to remove the threats?


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23 Sep 2014   #12
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Content Explorer
Remove Content Explorer virus (Adware Removal Guide)

Scorpion Saver
Scorpion Saver Removal Guide

The other 2600 are misc errors and registry fixes.
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23 Sep 2014   #13
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
Content Explorer
Remove Content Explorer virus (Adware Removal Guide)

Scorpion Saver
Scorpion Saver Removal Guide

The other 2600 are misc errors and registry fixes.
Both Malwaretips and Bleeping computer have good guides.

The other 2600 - that's a concern. If it were my machine, I'd wipe the drive to be sure.

If you don't have any data on it (you recently bought it ) there shouldn't be any hesitation to install clean.
Two Sf tutorials make it a simple process (they tell you where to get the official ISO and how to create install media) - well worth your time.
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It is, of course, your choice.

Bill
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24 Sep 2014   #14
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should definitely Completely wipe the drive.
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