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Windows 7: Stubborn Viruses

26 Aug 2010   #41
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

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.

That is, of course, the most drastic and safest solution. But an image restore accompanied with a scanning of the data on line is 99% safe - I think.

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30 Aug 2010   #42


I have XP on the desktop. LOL. Enterprise on Laptop.
Well i did a system restore and no more Blue SCREEN!
I lost some programs but its ok. Image recovering? what would that be? system restore?
I kept reinstalling, how can it do that???? how can it keep reinstalling itself???

Well I appreciate all of your help...
Laptop is back to normal even though the graphic driver keeps crashing at times, it hasnt crashed today so thats good. The driver restarts and gives a message when it crashes I googles it and supposeably its been reported alot.
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