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Windows 7: Will a recovery disk wipe my hijacked pc completely?

28 Dec 2010   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Stuart,

One of the security guru's has informed me that all those checks we did are adequate to deem your PC clean of any infections. As suggested earlier, continue to run all those checks on any removable media (ie. your NAS storage, USB thumb drives etc. don't forget your son's USB devices too).

I was also advised to remind you to setup your son's account with restricted permissions, to avoid possible mistakes further down the line. I thin kits a very good suggestion.

I'll do some research on your router, and see if we can work out how to stealth mode those pings - I don't think it will be too difficult. I'll post back once I have worked it out for you.

Regards,
Golden


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28 Dec 2010   #22
McScooter

Windows 7 Prof 64bit
 
 

Hi Golden .... Thank you very much for your dedicated help in solving my issues. I very much appreciate your and everyones help it's been brilliant.

Rgds ... Stuart.
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28 Dec 2010   #23
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Glad you have it working now.

Mike
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28 Dec 2010   #24
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

You can also ask Acer Tech Support for a clean copy Win7 Installation DVD as they are actually required under their agreement with MS to provide one but find ways to avoid it so they can enforce the sponsored bloatware which provides their profit margin. Some have reported success by asking, however. If they take a hard line, then don't tell them if you clean reinstall so you can continue getting tech support.
You can order Recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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28 Dec 2010   #25
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I am happy to hear everything checks out ok. I would like to reinforce the point of having a standard user account for yourself, and a limited account for other users, so that this issue becomes near impossible to occur in the future
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28 Dec 2010   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McScooter View Post
Hi Golden .... Thank you very much for your dedicated help in solving my issues. I very much appreciate your and everyones help it's been brilliant.

Rgds ... Stuart.
No problem at all Stuart. It's a pleasure to be able to help you out. I'll get some info on your router and we can sort out full stealth for you : I've been a bit busy with in-laws but should be able to get to that today or tommorrow.

Regards,
Golden
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28 Dec 2010   #27
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK Stuart.

I found what I belive is the on-line manual for your HUB. Please check this very carefully against your HUB (if you have the manual for it, that is even better).

On page 17 of the manual, is the instructions for setting up stealth mode (already done on your HUB?) and also the block pings - see the attached image (the image is a bit bad but it should be fine to naviagte by - if its the same as your manual, then use the manual).

You need to access these settings by logging into your HUB, and then make the changes, save, you might have to restart the HUB, and then run ShieldsUp again to confirm the ping echo has been turned off.

If you have issues, you should be ableto contact BT (assuming they are your ISP) and get them to talk you through it - it looks pretty straight forward.

Post back here and let us know how it went.

Regards,
Golden


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29 Dec 2010   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Responding to ping requests is normal behaviour for Windows Vista/7.

Presumably, MS don't think it's an issue.

You can configure windows firewall to block outbound icmp.
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30 Dec 2010   #29
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Stuart,

Just a quick follow up. How you did you get on with the scanning of the NAS?

Regards,
Golden
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