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Windows 7: Re-installing 7 Professional on Asus Eee PC Netbook

29 Apr 2010   #11
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sixpartseven View Post
^ I've ran it 4 times. Nothing.

EDIT - I see they've recently updated that program. How do I get it and run it and will it remove the Rootkit?

Jonathan_King: Well then yeah, I need to do a clean install.
Run windows updates.


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29 Apr 2010   #12
sixpartseven

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
A clean install will overwrite your current version; an Anytime won't.
OP has Windows 7 Starter Recovery partition.

Anytime upgrade will get OP back to Win 7 Pro.
I don't understand what you mean by that. I have the 7 Pro install files on a partition. I don't know if I actually have the Starter recovery partition or not.

What I need to do is basically reformat my PC so that it is back to Starter and everything has been cleaned (if this malicious software removal tool doesn't work) so that I can then use Anytime Upgrade to get back to 7 Pro
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29 Apr 2010   #13
sixpartseven

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Also, to the poster that linked me to the updated Aleuron definitions...what do I do with those? Does that mean I can just run the Malicious Software Removal tool after installing the definitions and it will remove the Rootkit?

God, I wish I was better at technical stuff like this. I really appreciate all the help you guys have been giving me and will be adding to your reputations shortly when I'm no longer doing 7 things at once.
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29 Apr 2010   #14
theog

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Your pc came with a Recovery partition or Recovery DVD's.

You need to run Windows updates first.
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29 Apr 2010   #15
sixpartseven

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your pc came with a Recovery partition or Recovery DVD's.
lol actually, yeah, it came with DVD, which is retarded because my computer doesn't have a disc drive.

Quote:
You need to run Windows updates first.
I downloaded the Malicious Software Removal tool from the MS website and am running it now. I did a quick scan and it found infections, so I'm doing the full scan now. Hopefully this will do the trick.

It took 4 hours to do the scan last time, so I expect it will take at least that long to do it this time.
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29 Apr 2010   #16
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have got a mate with PC with a DVD?
If yes, get yourself a USB stick.
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29 Apr 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Install free Microsoft Security Essentials to make sure you are uninfected, then post back the screenshots of your full disk Management drive map, and the contents of each drive in Start>Computer so we can help you either 1)Run the install files from Win7 to overwrite itself which will not format the HD first, or 2) create a USB flash stick installer so you can boot the installer, deep clean the HD using Diskpart then do a clean formatted install.
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30 Apr 2010   #18
sixpartseven

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for all the help everyone. I will now add to your reputations.

But, last night a friend of mine gave me a link to download TDSS Killer and it has removed the Aleuron Rootkit from my system, so I no longer have any need to reformat.

Again, thank you for all your time put into helping me and patience with my inexperience. It is very much appreciated.
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30 Apr 2010   #19
theog

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You are welcome.

Make sure your backup your Upgrade Win7 Pro installer.
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