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Windows 7: Stubborn Viruses

25 Aug 2010   #31
dranfu

 

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Avast is doing good, Its still scanning, it showing corrupt files, does it delete them by itself?
yes and no. When it first finds a virus, it will present a list to you of choices to you. I don't have that list memorized, but it is similar to this:

1. Delete Virus
2. Delete All Viruses
3. Quarantine Virus
4. Quarantine All Viruses
5. Etc
6. Etc

Notice the 2nd option, to delete all viruses. When you select that option, you are telling Avast to delete every virus it finds, and to not bother asking you for permission to delete when it finds another one. If you select the first option, it will ask you every time if you want to delete a virus.

Hope that made sense


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25 Aug 2010   #32
dranfu

 

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I konw im changing the subject but, it would be nice to make my own operating system......like ubuntu or MAC or some other linux OS that starts with an F....Maybe someday.
Linux From Scratch: Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code.

enjoy
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25 Aug 2010   #33
dranfu

 

So............Any updates on the virus?
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25 Aug 2010   #34
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Well It is alway easier to blame Microsoft right?

Can't help but notice that you are not really giving straight answers where you got the windows 7 enterprise. You said it was installed on your lappy but also installed on the desktop? same os, same key?

Since it is distributed only for Business use. I really wonder where you got it. If it is not a legit source, then you are in a deep trouble my friend. Free OS comes with Freebies you might not like
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25 Aug 2010   #35
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Just out of curiosity, what AV product were you using when you got hit with the infections?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heaumanepunk View Post
I've been trying real hard to get rid of a virus, or should I say a couple. I've manged to find and remove some viruses using Forefron Client Security, Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus, and Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware has been used to. Full scans.

I've been at it for multiple days but my laptop still has signs of infection, for example not being able to get into Windows Update website, forefront wont Update giving me an error 0X8007efe, and sometimes I get redirected to a website I did not want to visit. I've manually removed some Fake anti virus software but still have problems, I've stopped my computer from crashing by removing the fake AV but like I said still frustratingly getting these problems. I really dont want to do a fresh install since I dont have a CD.

Can anyone help with these problems or maybe one of them. Please and Ty in advance.

-Heau
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25 Aug 2010   #36
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I believe that the OP has abandoned this thread...
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26 Aug 2010   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I believe that the OP has abandoned this thread...
Probably for good reason. The whole story was quite mysterious anyhow.
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26 Aug 2010   #38
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I believe that the OP has abandoned this thread...
Probably for good reason. The whole story was quite mysterious anyhow.
Even this great website unfortunately gets a few Trolls on it -- however the mods seem to do a great job of keeping it basically clear of these pests.

While the OP might have gone --the answer IMO is still the same -- I DO NOT TRUST ANY AV PRODUCT WHATSOEVER TO BE ABLE TO CLEAN AN INFECTED COMPUTER. - NOTE THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM PROTECTING A COMPUTER.

The only sensible way forward if your computer IS infected is a COMPLETE REFORMAT of the disk(s) and either a new OS install or restore from CLEAN uninfected backups.

Any other solution --well I wouldn't trust a machine since there is no such thing as 100% protection in any case.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Aug 2010   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I believe that the OP has abandoned this thread...
Probably for good reason. The whole story was quite mysterious anyhow.
Even this great website unfortunately gets a few Trolls on it -- however the mods seem to do a great job of keeping it basically clear of these pests.

While the OP might have gone --the answer IMO is still the same -- I DO NOT TRUST ANY AV PRODUCT WHATSOEVER TO BE ABLE TO CLEAN AN INFECTED COMPUTER. - NOTE THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM PROTECTING A COMPUTER.

The only sensible way forward if your computer IS infected is a COMPLETE REFORMAT of the disk(s) and either a new OS install or restore from CLEAN uninfected backups.

Any other solution --well I wouldn't trust a machine since there is no such thing as 100% protection in any case.

Cheers
jimbo
That is a fair comment. The optimal solution is to set back to a prior image - if you do imaging.
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26 Aug 2010   #40
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi WHS

I'd go a bit further than that --just restoring an image on a single partition might not do the trick if the infection is lurking in data on another partition --which is why I'd recommend wiping the ENTIRE DISK and THEN restoring clean images and data.

Even if you have a SINGLE disk image I'd still do the reformat just to make sure --and I'd do the reformat from either a Windows install disk or from another "Live disk" such as a Linux Live CD / Gparted / etc.

Don't use the infected system's OS to "Cleanse" your disk.

Cheers
jimbo
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