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Windows 7: Malware on my Computer

13 Nov 2010   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you still being re-directed? If you are, you'll need to flush the DNS cache and restore MS's original Hosts file.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Next, download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.


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13 Nov 2010   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
Thanks. I agree with most of what you said except for the MSE part. I would never use MS product as a firewall. It makes no sense to trust a firewall from a company that makes software I would use especially if the software is an operating system itself. I'm not going to trust a MS product to block Windows from accessing the internet.

I keep Windows Firewall disabled, and use a third party firewall because Windows firewall doesn't block shite. It allows all my applications (especially Windows components) to use my internet connection to access the internet without my permission.

I can't format my computer right now, and reinstall everything clean because I don't know anybody that will lend me their hard drive to store about 1TB worth of docs/pics/vids/music/media etc. while I format my hard drive. There is no way I can format my hard drive because I have all this media on it that I cannot lose.

The only way I wouldn't format is if I get a virus that I know has been eradicated. But typically, I would wipe the harddrive and reinstall everything clean if I knew that there is garbage in it that I can't figure out how to fix. I know exactly what processes need to be running at all times, I know what needs to be enabled, and I know what should be running at startup. By sometimes there is alot of crap that gets installed with software or malware that has absolutely no purpose.

Hi there

The best way of running Windows (or ANY OS for that matter) is to separate the OS from user data.
With W7 even a large system with loads of apps such as MS office, Photoshop etc etc won't require more than around 35 - 50 GB.

Partition the drive into 40 - 50 GB say for the OS and use whatever is left over for User Data, Media files, pictures,etc etc.

Then if you have to restore etc you only need to restore the OS partition -- takes at the MOST around 25 mins with most commercial backup / restore software.

If you don't have any W7 backup software an EASY way to backup the W7 partition is to boot any old Linux system and just TAR or GZIP the W7 partition -- it's just DATA to Linux. Partition is usually found by a name such as /dev/windowsC, or /dev/sda2 or whatever.

Otherwise use commercial software -- I use Acronis -- cheap and works a treat. There is other stuff out there -- a bit of googling will help too.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Nov 2010   #13
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
I have all this media on it that I cannot lose.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to back these up, then? Not just for a situation like this but for others too.

We've had files corrupted due to bad sectors; thank goodness, we had a backup or two.
My brother has had, at least, two hard drives completely fail on him.
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13 Nov 2010   #14
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
I have all this media on it that I cannot lose.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to back these up, then? Not just for a situation like this but for others too.

We've had files corrupted due to bad sectors; thank goodness, we had a backup or two.
My brother has had, at least, two hard drives completely fail on him.
Ya it would be a great idea to keep everything backed up if I was rich. Since I'm not, I can't transfer my files somewhere safe in order to format.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

The best way of running Windows (or ANY OS for that matter) is to separate the OS from user data.
With W7 even a large system with loads of apps such as MS office, Photoshop etc etc won't require more than around 35 - 50 GB.

Partition the drive into 40 - 50 GB say for the OS and use whatever is left over for User Data, Media files, pictures,etc etc.

Then if you have to restore etc you only need to restore the OS partition -- takes at the MOST around 25 mins with most commercial backup / restore software.

If you don't have any W7 backup software an EASY way to backup the W7 partition is to boot any old Linux system and just TAR or GZIP the W7 partition -- it's just DATA to Linux. Partition is usually found by a name such as /dev/windowsC, or /dev/sda2 or whatever.

Otherwise use commercial software -- I use Acronis -- cheap and works a treat. There is other stuff out there -- a bit of googling will help too.

Cheers
jimbo
If I can find somewhere to store my files, I'll format my hard drive, and setup partitions.
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13 Nov 2010   #15
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Are you still being re-directed? If you are, you'll need to flush the DNS cache and restore MS's original Hosts file.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Next, download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
That's a free download of the latest version of malwarebytes? I thought you have to pay for that.

I used a tool that fixed my redirct problem. But now I'm having another problem.

I installed Comodo Firewall to see if it would protect me better than PC Tools which kept giving me errors. After trying to figure out how to adjust the application settings, all of a sudden, I can't access the internet. Even with Comodo Firewall off, Windows is telling me my network connection is disabled. Hence I'm currently accessing the internet from the same computer using Ubuntu OS which runs from the CD.
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13 Nov 2010   #16
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Wow I fixed it. I'm back in windows. I found out that Comodo installed some kind of network driver. I don't understand this. It's so weird and unheard of. I was able to go into my network properties, uninstall the Comodo driver, and restart my computer. Now my network connection is fine.
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15 Nov 2010   #17
PandaCloudAntiv

Windows 7
 
 

You ran Avira and Hijackthis but both didn't work well on your computer may be because of database of those antivirus are not updated. Try to update one of your antivirus software and rescan your computer may be they are able to trace malware in your pc this time. You can easily update your antivirus software by clicking update option/button in your software.thts it...
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