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Windows 7: Can't System Restore, Boot or startup repair after removing viruses

01 Aug 2010   #11
seanObeach

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The only was you are going to be sure you are rid of the virus is clean install. If you even import data back you could be bring the v irus back as well

Ken
Guess this answers my question...clean install is only way to be sure.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Possibly, depends on what was infected, but a clean install would be a good idea.
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01 Aug 2010   #13
seanObeach

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I am downloading the avira. bitdefender and kaspersky also have rescue cd's any reason why one is better than other...I can't back up the data til tomorrow...still am not clear on if I can try a repair install as opposed to clean install that wont lose the data.

basically I will scan scan and scan some more tonight and would like to try the "repair install" (upgrade install?) that wont erase data....will that hurt anything that will lose data tonight?
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01 Aug 2010   #14
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

dont use avg, use professional boot up cd's they use in businesses, go to best buy
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01 Aug 2010   #15
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seanObeach View Post
I am downloading the avira. bitdefender and kaspersky also have rescue cd's any reason why one is better than other...I can't back up the data til tomorrow...still am not clear on if I can try a repair install as opposed to clean install that wont lose the data.

basically I will scan scan and scan some more tonight and would like to try the "repair install" (upgrade install?) that wont erase data....will that hurt anything that will lose data tonight?
one is better then the other because of detection rate
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01 Aug 2010   #16
seanObeach

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which one is best?...oh and why spend money on boot cd....i have the win7 dvd that was used to install the OS. Boot Cd's that use linux live seem to be the better than anything you could get at best buy
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01 Aug 2010   #17
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

1) Get an Ubuntu live cd

2) Boot with it in the drive

3) Copy all data onto external drive - doc's etc

4) Clean install 7

5) Install AVG free after you install drivers + updates.
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01 Aug 2010   #18
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

kaspersky has the best detection rate out of those 4
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01 Aug 2010   #19
seanObeach

various
 
 

clear enough NTFS...I will do this...also it would prob be wise (as u suggested before) to scan the external drive to make sure all saved data is clean before transferring back to HDD...right?
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01 Aug 2010   #20
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Scan it with AVG free after updating it.
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