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Windows 7: I think i have a virus.

21 Apr 2011   #21
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

That's up to you. This machine has problems and has been compromized!!


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21 Apr 2011   #22
JMurr

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

ok, that pretty much settles it. I will re install. Thanks for all your help.
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21 Apr 2011   #23
JMurr

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I have decided to reinstall Win but of course there are issues. When Win. install wants to re start the system it comes up with the BSOD and win will not install. CMD will not let me format the primary partition. Please help, once again I am at a loss.

Thanks
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21 Apr 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

Wipe your HD of all infected code using Diskpart from Win7 DVD Command Line:
Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
DISKPART At PC Startup

After wipe, close the Command Box, click Install Now, choose Custom Install, then Drive Options. Create partition(s) as you wish and Format before install, following illustrated steps given here: Clean Install Windows 7

The installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu.

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless driver on flash stick or CD so you can get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and check for optional Updates several times.

If you're using Upgrade version, leave Product Key box blank during install, then afterwards use the quick registry edit given here to activate Upgrade version on a cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Any drivers still missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance changes after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs, then Puran boot-time defragger after adding it's Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
http://download.cnet.com/Puran-Defra...-10723242.html

Finally save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or replacement) using DVD/Repair CD with the stored image. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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22 Apr 2011   #25
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Greg
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22 Apr 2011   #26
JMurr

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The re install went fine and all appears to be well. Thank you very much for all your help.

Jim
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22 Apr 2011   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for reporting back. Make sure you have the latest updates to all software Java, Adobe, etc), including Antivirus and Anti-malware/spyware!
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