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Windows 7: Virus in Comp!!

13 Aug 2010   #41
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
@ CarlTR6, Like I said, I wouldn't trust McAfee with anything. I've run a scan through my registry and files and found nothing related to McAfee...so far.

One interesting thing I have found since I started using Revo uninstaller - it's usually the open source software that does a complete removal of everything (files, reg keys, etc.), whereas anything corporate tends to leave reg keys and whatnot in the system. At least the open source programs I've seen

@ DirtRider, maybe it was good at one point, but it's sure a mess now.
Hi Borg 386

I'm not against Revo uninstaller, but i have found in the past if you will use the add/remove or the manufacturer uninstaller first it will just remove that specific prog, also especially McAfee and probably some others that offer trial prog's want to keep you as a paying customer so they don't make it easy to remove their prog, then you have to use any means possible.


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13 Aug 2010   #42
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Hey 1Bowtie,

Yeah, you're right on that, they don't want you to take it out and they try to get you to keep it. That's the norm for most programs ("Are you sure you want to uninstall this program", "Are you absotively posolutely double dog sure you want to remove this software?????" yadda yadda).

One thing that made me laugh, when I was trying to reinstall McAfee, it detected MSE and gave me 3 warnings about it, telling me it was "unstable", "untested" and said I was putting myself at high risk by leaving it in the system....riiiight.

I didn't think you were against it. In actuality for the average user it's probably best to use the uninstaller since with Revo, you can possibly hose the system if you delete the wrong thing. It's just kind of bugged me how much stuff uninstallers sometimes leave in. Why can't companies write their uninstaller to actually uninstall everything instead of leaving pieces of it everywhere?

It's like when Adobe had the updates to it's Flash player....the uninstaller did not remove the old version of the player, it just left it in the file and added the new version. I didn't know that until Securina told me there were 2 unsafe versions left in the files. What the hell?

A few years back when I had 98SE (in 2000 I believe), I was doing a registry edit and spotted a key from a game that I had deleted a year and 1/2 ago & I was thinking WTF? That's when I did a search and found 6 or 7 other keys from other things I had deleted.

And back then I had to walk 10 miles to the library to use a computer....through 3 feet of snow...uphill...both ways....we didn't have no Revo or the dang Flash Drives....we had floppies.....and we had 14.4 modems, and we liked it damn it....
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13 Aug 2010   #43
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post

ALSO - Thanx much for the link Wishmaster, a nice scanner. Quick and efficient.
NP. Just keep in mind the warning. It can be dangerous and is meant as a last resort if everything else failed.

Personally, if it comes to the point that tool is needed, I think probably best to restore a system Image.
But this sadly isn't always a option for everyone.
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13 Aug 2010   #44
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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Personally, if it comes to the point that tool is needed, I think probably best to restore a system Image.But this sadly isn't always a option for everyone.
Yepperz....sometimes you just have to start from scratch....unfortunately
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13 Aug 2010   #45
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post

ALSO - Thanx much for the link Wishmaster, a nice scanner. Quick and efficient.
NP. Just keep in mind the warning. It can be dangerous and is meant as a last resort if everything else failed.

Personally, if it comes to the point that tool is needed, I think probably best to restore a system Image.
But this sadly isn't always a option for everyone.
Wishmaster and Borg 100% correct when you play with computers sooner or later you might as well clean install, which makes all well with the world again
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14 Aug 2010   #46
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

So...has anyone heard if she got it fixed or not?
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07 Dec 2010   #47
Fahim mushtaq

32 bit
 
 
Read this One

Guyzzz!
This is due to trojan Virusss

.pif
autorun
etc
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