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Windows 7: Virus Removal

20 Sep 2014   #1
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Virus Removal

Just bought a laptop pretty decently priced even with the virus problem.

I am just having problems getting rid of this one.
It has content explorer which sets up proxy so after disabling it i can not get on net to install removal sofware.
It has wb.exe, pc health, a password viewer, scorpion saver etc..
With no virus protection on the computer how do i go about getting rid of this thing.

Also note i am considering a full wipe but the dvd drive is not working, either result of virus or just basic problems.
If i hook up the drive on my desktop can i wipe it and then re install windows from my desktop. Just in case the dvd is broke i can't boot from dvd.
I hooked it up and ran virus removal on my desktop and it has 270 virus and i removed them. But when i put the drive back in the laptop it still had all the infections.

Anyone help me with this problem, including on checking the dvd drive.


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20 Sep 2014   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Start in Safe Mode with Networking using Shift+F8 and download the free version of Malwarebytes from www.malwarebytes.org, install and run while in safe mode...
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20 Sep 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi a fresh install is probably the most straight forward option
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219487-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a.html
Cheers.
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20 Sep 2014   #4
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

If i take the hard drive outa the laptop and hook it up in my desktop how do i reformat and install windows on it
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20 Sep 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No you download windows to a removable flash drive and load it onto the lappy,
Unless your wanting to replace the harddrive in the lappy there's no reason to remove it,
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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20 Sep 2014   #6
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

There is no way to install an os on a 2nd drive
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20 Sep 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
On an already infected machine ? not advised
It's better to download the os to a removable media device on a good machine then boot to that media after scrubbing the infected machines hdd,
Then boot to that removable media and transfer it to the cleaned hdd
Instead of downloading to a partition point the download to the device,

All installs are tied to the mother board which you'd use the same activation key of the infected machine has to activate windows during the re-install,

I suppose you could do it like you say it's just more manual labor to remove the hdd from the laptop,
If your willing to do that replace it with a ssd
No more old corruption or defects transferring
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21 Sep 2014   #8
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Okay i managed to finally get past the proxy of the content explorer and access malwarebytes and scan. When i did it uncovered 2600+ virus threats. And even after running that scan i had to rerun and rerun scans and its still finding some of the same results.

Any suggestions?
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21 Sep 2014   #9
Slartybart

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

2600 threats!
- wipe the drive and reinstall

You can boot into recovery and select command prompt to wipe the drive while in the lap top.

The Thumb drive install media or the DVD should be recognized by BIOS

Read the tutorial all the way though and ask any questions - it's fairly straight forward though.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Pay attention to the colored boxes (info, tip, warn ...) they're there for a reason (too many people miss some stuff)
Some steps are linked to other tutorials - follow the links and get a good feeling for what you need to do. Ask questions if needed.
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23 Sep 2014   #10
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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.
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