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Windows 7: ENTIRE HDD Erased!

15 Dec 2009   #31
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I guarantee that this piece of malware did not download and install on your computer all by its lonesome... read more about it -=> here


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15 Dec 2009   #32
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You have a program or file saved that re-infected you. Get rid of all torrrents and cracks!
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15 Dec 2009   #33
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Some people never learn...
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15 Dec 2009   #34
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I guarantee that this piece of malware did not download and install on your computer all by its lonesome... read more about it -=> here
How retarded could I be to download the file that appeared before every system failure that I had in the last day.

This a printscreen of all the programs installed since the reinstall, everything recovery related, and besides that Yahoo messenger and Winamp. NOTHING CRACKED.

And I recovered only PSD, eps and mp3 files.


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15 Dec 2009   #35
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Run an online scan using Kaspersky .... it won't disinfect you, but it will show what and where the infection is:

Go to http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/english/kavwebscan.html
a.. 1. In the new window that opens, click the "Accept" button to
accept the user agreement, install the ActiveX control, and download the
program.
b.. 2. When you get the Windows dialog asking if you want to install this
software, click the "Install" button.
c.. 3. When the "Update progress" line changes to "Ready" and the
"NEXT ->" button lights up with a
green arrow, click it.
d.. 4. Click on the "Scan Settings" button, and in the next window
select the "extended" database, and click Ok.
e.. 5. Under "Please select a target to scan:", click My Computer
to start the scan.
6. When the scan is finished, click the "Save as Text" button, and
save the file as kavscan.txt to your Desktop, close the Kaspersky On-line
Scanner window, and view the text in kavscan.txt.
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15 Dec 2009   #36
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I thought that this was a clean install.... You have directories going back to July ... and the infection could be hiding any where... the only way you are going to clean your system is to do a COMPLETE format and reinstall.... or you can continue to hit your head against a wall trying to find it ...
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15 Dec 2009   #37
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You need to back up your projects as soon as you can, from this running Windows installation - only data files of your projects, no programs or scripts at all.

After that, put your Windows DVD into your DVD ROM, and, FROM THAT disc, delete all partitions on your hard disk, format it (no need for a low level format) and reinstall Windows from scratch.

I hope you're not lying to us and it isn't really your Windows 7 installation that is corrupted.

Do not consider your PC clean just because antivirus scanners didn't find anything. Start anew, from a clean, clean disk.
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15 Dec 2009   #38
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Dban that HD

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15 Dec 2009   #39
karthurk

W7 X64 Ultimate, OSX, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I thought that this was a clean install.... You have directories going back to July ... and the infection could be hiding any where... the only way you are going to clean your system is to do a COMPLETE format and reinstall.... or you can continue to hit your head against a wall trying to find it ...

Those are the directory Windows created upon installation, I've been through two FULL formats of C: already. Either a low level format of everything will clear everything up, and if not it seems that someone with skills for whichever reason really wants to f**k me up.
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15 Dec 2009   #40
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
c.) Always, always, ALWAYS have a Backup Plan in place. Whether you burn your data to DVD, have a backup HDD, RAID configuration, online storage, etc. This is probably the single most important best practice that many PC users still neglect until it's too late.
Not trying to nitpick...but;

RAID should never be confused with a backup. Even with a mirrored config, if you accidentally delete a file or get a virus which wipes out files..it gets both hard drives instantly. RAID is strictly for performance or for using multiple drives to make a large single drive...even with the various levels or redundancy.

If you have a spare hard drive at home, disconnect your normal drive. Use the secondary as a test hard drive...just load the OS from your OS disc and see what you get. If you have something right from step 1..your OS is obviously been compromised.
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